School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 183

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  1. High Way Man OHara
    Robbed people between Drumshanbo and Boyle.
    At that time there came people from Enniskillen and other parts of the North to Boyle to buy horses.
    One night a north man was staying in Drumshanbo and late in the night a man came into his bed room and the north man got up and said it's time for me to start for Boyle but I'm afraid of the High way man OHara.
    I feel it in my bones that he's going to rob me.
    Go on said the stranger. OHara won't attack or rob you.
    The north man was scarcely a mile from Drumshanbo when a man walked out and pointed a pistol at him and said "Deliver your money to High Way Man OHara.
    The poor north man was robbed and went back to the lodging house crying.
    The other lodger jumped out of bed and went the same way. The Highway man came out but OHara shot him and brought back the north man his money and more along with it.
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