School: Gleann Éada (roll number 8537)

Location:
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Bean Uí Mhaolaith

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How Glenade Got its Name

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0189, Page 038

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One day two chieftains named Clancey came to Glenade from Dartry. When they came to the boundary between carraduff and maugheramore a small stream attracted their notice. The stream ran down from the mountains and when it reached the mearing between Barraduff and Uaugheramore it formed two smaller streams. One half of it ran down the hill and the other upwards until it lost itself in Glenade Lake. The men then named this valley "Glenade," because they concluded that the two streams quarreled and then parted from each other in a fit of jealousy.

Collector
Bean Uí Mhaolaith
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Address
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Pat Mc Nulty
Gender
male
Age
83
Occupation
farmer
Address
Carrowduff, Co. Leitrim
Language
English
Location
Glenade