School: Maigh Ard

Moyard, Co. Galway
Máirtín Ó Dubhshlain

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Dún Moyard

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0006, Page 131

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There is an old Dun in Moyard. People say that fairies live in it. There is a cave in the south side of it, it faces the hills and the Moyard river a few feet away. There are many names written with splinters of stome scrawled all over the sides of it. The names are there because the fairies would take anyone that left the cave without writing their names in it. People say that a girl who lives near Dun was taken by the fairies. A man was hung on an ash tree on the south side of it, east of the cave.
The Republicans hid in Dun in 1922 when the Freestate soldiers were looking for them.

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