The French under Humbert crossed the Shannon at Ballina. Here they were attacked by the Red Coats under Colonel Crawford but they succeeded in repulsing Crawford.
The White Captain was with them and he and his men went to Ballinamuck. The French camped on Mun in your that is the hill over Carricknabrae. Drumshanbo. The army came up the old road from Ballintra through Pat McManus's land and to the old cross roads in Drumderrig. Here they turned to their left and went along the old road that still remains in Blackrock at the back of Blackrock House and on to the next crossroads at the Pound Quarry (along Canal bank beside Bernard McManus's land in Blackrock). There was no canal and so the road went up the hill of Mun in your through Luke Doyle's land down between Frank Earley's land and George Crawford's land. We are told that they camped in Frank Earley's field. The old road they followed went out through Drusternan and on to Aughnegallop. Part of that old road goes up by Drumshanbo school and by the Parochial gate and up by James Finns of Drusternan and on to
- Seán Ó Céilleachair