School: Baile an Chaisil B.

Location:
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál de Búrca

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Why the Place Got Its Name

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 615

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The water of this stream is often black and hence its name.
Finn was a chieftain who is buried here.
This little road was constructed by a man named Steele.
This hill was constructed by a man named Sturrin.
A man named Hugh had two sons who lived here.
It is called "the Curragh" because young children are buried here.
This is a marshy strip of land.
The soil of this field is red.
Named[?] after a mill.
This is a coarse spot of land.
Water is nearly always lying on this spot of land.
Black nuns built a church here.
The glen of holly.
The high bog.
The grass in this village is very green.
A lake is situated in this village.
It is said St. Brighid built a church here.
A red cliff is situated near this village.
Feeney was a saint who lived here.

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Collector
Brendan Mc Andrew
Gender
male
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Andrew
Gender
female
Age
56
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Language
English
Location
Ballycastle