School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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Grianán Aileach

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 127

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Grianan Aileach
Three or four miles outside Derry there is a hill and situated on that hill is a castle called Grianan Aileach. The way it got its name is told in a story from the time of the Tuatha De Danaan. The king who ruled the Tuatha De Danaan was called Dagda and he lived at Tara. He had a son called Aodh. One day a warrior came from Connacht and he and his wife landed at Tara. Coirgean was his name and that day he killed Dagda's son Aodh. Instead of Dagda Killing Coirgean he said to him. "lift the body of my

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Collector
Kathleen Mac Fadden
Gender
female
Address
Castlecooly, Co. Donegal
Language
English