School: Tón Ruadh (roll number 12809)

Location:
Tonroe, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máirtín Ó Giobaláin

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Cill na mBeitheadhach - Killabeagh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0115, Page 57

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Some two hundred years ago when Landlord Phillips owned the Cloonmore estate Killabeagh got its present name.
One day a large mehal of men was reaping oats for Lord Phillips in a field on the South Eastern portion of the estate. They finished early in the day and came home across the fields where Carracastle Church now stands. When in a field at present behind the chapel they saw what they considered a very queer stone standing in the field.
Through curiosity they men borrowed loys shovels and spades and began to dig around the stone. The deeper they went the wider and

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Collector
Máirín Ní Bhreithimh
Gender
female
Address
Tonnagh, Co. Mayo
Informant
P. Marren
Gender
male
Age
77
Occupation
teacher
Address
Carracastle, Co. Mayo
Language
English