School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

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

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Liosanna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 333

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There are a lot of liosanna in the village of Breaffy. They are in sight of each other. There are big wide banks all round them and there are white and black thorn bushes growing on them. There are nut-bushes also growing in some of them.
A lot of fruit can be in them in the Summer such as, sloes, haws, nuts black-berries and cherries. There are big deep holes in the liosanna which are called caves. It was the Tuata De Dannan that made the caves

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