School: Baile na nGalloglach (Milford) (roll number 15338)

Location:
Millford, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin

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Faction Fighting

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1087, Page 027

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In the townland of Gortmacall adjacent to Milford, Co. Donegal, lived a farmer named Andrew Callaghan. He was a bachelor and lived alone in his farm which he sold a few years before his death to Mr. Diamond of Milford. His house is now in ruins.
At this time of his death about twenty years ago he was a man of eighty years of age.
In Andrew's early years faction fighting was common in this part of the country. Sometimes it was catholics against Protestants and sometimes people of one family connection against another family group.
When these rival groups met at fairs markets or other gatherings it

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Collector
Kathleen Mills
Gender
female
Address
Millford, Co. Donegal
Informant
Miss S. Ward
Gender
female
Age
34
Address
Millford, Co. Donegal
Language
English