School: Luachra (roll number 15145)

Lisduff, Co. Galway
Eamonn Mac Giolla Choinnigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0038, Page 0304

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0038, Page 0304

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Luachra
  2. XML Page 0304
  3. XML “The Old Street Robbery”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. 111 Story
    (The 'old' Street robbery)
    (This is by far the most interesting story connected with this locality and the scene of the tale is within "a stones throw" of Loorha School). Moreover, it is purely authentic, and the grandchildren of the chief character in the piece are living here.
    Told by Mary Kilkenny a direct descendant of Mailyn's.
    The farm here on which this school (Loorha) is built is called Lisduff (Lios Dubh) farm and is the property of P. Mailyn, a direct descendant of the man who killed the robbers.
    It got it's name from a big "lyos" or "dún" which is situated about a furlong from Loorha School. It is a typical "dún", as there is a big or deep ditch all around which goes to show that access to the "dún" must have been very difficult.
    But the present story is in no way connected
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. people
        1. robbers (~423)
    Mary Kilkenny