School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Location:
Killasser, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 181

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way. The men realized that the dog wanted to lead them someplace so they followed him. When they reached Killorduff the dog scraped the earth with his paws and unearthed the body. Hence "Cill Con Dub" meaning the grave yard of the black hound.

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There is a cairn or a mound near Killasser school in Martin O'Keefe's land which is locally known as "Cárán".

There is a cairn or a mound near Killasser school in Martin O'Keefe's land which is locally known as "Cárán". Tradition has it that is a giant's grave and that he was buried there standing in an upright position.

Collector
Joseph P. Caron
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Pryce
Gender
female
Age
65
Address
Dromada (Joyce), Co. Mayo
Language
English

In Dromeda convenient to Killasser School there are four forts, one in the land of Owen Rowley's, and another in Pat McNulty's, while there is one each on the lands of Jas. Peyton (James) and James Payton (John). It is believed that there are underground passages connecting these four forts.

Stretching between Dromeda Duke and Gurteen lies a bog known as Esker bog

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