School: Aill Bhreac (roll number 12103)

Location:
Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Eilís Bean Mhic Chonghaile

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Ruin on Doon Hill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0005, Page 153

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Many stories are told about the Hill of Doon and the ruin on its summit.
Long ago, the hill was the haunt of fairies. People used to see and hear them playing on pipes and dancing. Butchers, with white aprons, could be seen coming out and taking with them lambs and sheep.
On top of the hill is an old ruined building. It is said that it was a summer house built by Geoghegan, first owner of the castle. It was supposed to have a glass roof.

Note:- The ruin was built to commemorate the Repeal of the Corn Laws by Mr Geoghegan, according to the late Martin Blake, Esq. Bunowen Castle.

Collector
Máire Ní Chongaile
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Language
English