School: Tamhnaighe an Fheadha (roll number 12938)

Location:
Tawnyinah Lower, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Lúcás Mac Énrí

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Old Forts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0116, Page 48

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There is an old fort situated in the district of Tavneena. There is a hole in the middle of it. Many people have gone through the hole. Down in the hole there were big walls built and a pathway made under the ground. Faires were not supposed to have lived in it. This fort was built by the Danes and the Normans. It was used as a hiding place when the Great War was in Ireland. This fort was never tilled or interfered with. There is no fence around it only a few bushes that grow around it. There is no story told about it. Lights were seen in it but music was never heard in it. It is situated in Patrick Henry's land. The people that are dead and gone were often seen in it.

Collector
Winnie Henry
Gender
female
Address
Tawnyinah Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Thomas Henry
Gender
male
Address
Tawnyinah Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English