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

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

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Cnoc an Ghrá

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1087, Page 038

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" Cnoc An Ghrádh" is a little hill in the townland of Moyle Hill about two miles south west of Milford, Co. Donegal in the parish of Tullyfern and in the barony of Kilmacrenan. In a field in the farm of Pat Terry there are two large flat stones standing upright. The stones mark the grave of a giant's mother.
This giant lived near "Barness Beag" in the Parish of Termon. He was very unpopular in the district. A meeting of the people was held and they decided to kill the giant. The giant heard about this and made up his mind to leave the district and to settle down in this Parish of Tullyfern. His mother was the only person who lived with him. On the morning he was about to leave his mother became suddenly ill. He did not wish to leave her alone behind.

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Collector
Una Mc Cafferty
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Millford, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Campbell
Gender
male
Address
Moylehill, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Moylehill