School: Scoil na mBráthar, Baile ‘n Ródhba

Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
M. A. Ó Mathghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0101, Page 021

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Their is a carn in Ballinaya called Eochai. Long ago there was a battle fought between the Firbolgs and the Tuatha De Danaan for a fort. In the Battle Eocai the Firbolgs was slain. The Firbolgs were defeated and the Tuaha De Danaan took the fort. After the battle the Firbolgs made a fire, and burned Eocai to ashes then they put the ashes into a gold pot. They buiried the pot in a hole. Then they made a big carn of stones over them, and ever since the people calls it Carn Eocai.

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