School: Más an Easa (B.) (roll number 14775)

Location:
Masiness, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Prionnseas Mac Carraigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1075, Page 146

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Long ago there lived at Doe Castle a great chieftain named Maolmurrough McSwine. He was very fierce and cruel.
He had one beautiful daughter Eileen. She fell in love with O'Boyle who lived in Faugher Castle in the neighbourhood. This displeased her father, and, one day, when O'Boyle was fishing near Doe Castle, two soldiers seized him, and took him a prisoner and locked in the dungeon. He then shut Eileen up in the highest tower.
After two days O'Boyle was taken out and hanged, and his body was carried out to the little graveyard under the Castle walls. Eileen was looking out of the tower window and saw it all. She leaped from the tower and was killed instantly. Her

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Collector
Joseph Mc Loughlin
Gender
male
Informant
Mandy Mc Loughlin
Gender
female
Age
84
Address
Magheraroarty, Co. Donegal
Language
English