School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

Location:
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Peadar Ó Catháin

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The Fight against the Normans

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 234

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Long ago there lived in my village two very strong men. They had two families. They were very strong men also. When the Normans came to Ireland in the year 1169, there was a place along the Moy where those people used to fight against the Normans.
The Normans used to come across the Moy in their boats to fight these people. After one of those fights those people remained quiet for a long time About a month after

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Informant
James Timlin
Gender
male
Address
Cloonslaun, Co. Mayo
Language
English