School: Drumshanbo (C.) (roll number 12873)

Location:
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Margaret Flynn
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0207, Page 031

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  1. About a quarter mile from my home there is a fort. This fort is owned by a man named Mr Gilhooly. In view of this there is another one. This latter is owned by Mr O Brian who is now deceased. His son is in possession of it now. Mr O Brian's fort is situated in the townland of Largan while the other one is situated inDerryhollagh.
    I have never heard the forts called anything but forts. Some people say that they were called "lioses" in olden days. The forts are circular in shape. One of them is surrounded with a great ring of
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. place-space-environment
      1. legendary and spiritual places (~158)
        1. fairy forts (~5,616)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Lily Quinn
    Gender
    Female
    Informant
    Mrs Quinn
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Murhaun, Co. Leitrim