School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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Eaglais | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 020

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When people first came to Burren about 150 years ago they found it was only a wild marshy bog. First they cut away the turf. At the bottom of the bogs they found hugh trunks and roots of trees which they used to show light in the houses instead of lamps during the long winter nights. After that they drained the land and made ditches. Last of all they tilled it. In that way they made of it the fine land which we see to-day

About the time of the Famine or a little before it, Lord Lucan who lived in Castlebra owned all the land around the town

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