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

Location:
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Margaret Flynn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0207, Page 109

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When the Tuata-De-Dannan came to Ireland it is said they landed at Sligo crossed Lough Allen and went in hiding on Sliab-an-Iarainn. They found iron on Sliab-an-Iarainn, hence the name Sliab-an-Iarainn (the mountain of iron).
A battle was fought on Sliab-an-Iarainn between the Tuata-De-Danann and the Firbolgs, and it is said that the Shannon ran red with blood after this battle. The Tuata-de-Danann were victorious in their battle in Mag Rein.

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