School: Ráth Sheiscinn (roll number 13866)

Location:
Ratheskin, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna Ní Chléirigh
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    was scolding the cowards from Mayo.
    Rodgers said Burke was time enough and that he might get one to take his place. The Colonel asked who he was? He answered it was equal and told the colonel to stand out. The duel began and Rodgers had the Colonel killed before Burke arrived. Rodgers and his servant were afraid of being shot and they rode until they lost the shoes of their horses. They were followed but they crossed a river which the English failed to cross and so they escaped.
    Rodgers was a Captain in the '98 rebellion. His wife, nee Ruttledge of Killala, got letters in his pocket, which she gave to the English. He was to be taken and hung. He enlisted in the English army and thus saved himself. He was offered promotion but refused it. He died in exile.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Language
    English
    Collector
    null
    Gender
    Female
    Informant
    null
    Relation
    Not a relative
    Gender
    Male