School: Gleann Éada (roll number 8537)

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

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Cormac Riabhach

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0189, Page 040

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Cormac Rusbac

Cormac Rusbac was reared in Aughlatye. He had a brother called Liam Frainnesc (?) but there could not be found a better man than Cormac in all Ireland. He had to live amongst the heather hidden away from the English soldiers and that is why he was called Cormac Rusbac.
There came a big English man to fight Cormac. The English man wore a steel coat, even so, Cormac beat him and killed him. Cormac would not be able for him only for his brother told him that the English man had a steel coat on and he told him to strike him under the belt when he would stoop. Cormac went into the house to rest and sent his brother out to see if the man had stirred or died. He told

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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