School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 215

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    The French under Humbert crossed the Shannon at Ballina.

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    a townland (in Killinbride parish) called Aughnahoo. It is said that a man called McDermott betrayed them at Aughnahoo and that they were again betrayed at Cornagon by a man called Heeran. The French hid a stocking of gold at Aughnahoo. A feather amn or man who earned his living by gathering feathers came on the gold and become a rich man. The feather man was McKeone and an ancestor of the McKeons of today.
    I did not hear that any one was killed at the battle of Ballintra but some years ago the McGols of Darrentunney who one time [?]s came on shin bones and skulls. They buried the bones.
    The battle on Cornashampsogue already referred to on page 82.
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  2. The people of Deffier and Drumboylan speak today of the Ford as freely as they speak of any townland or every day place. A wooden bridge spans the Shannon at Drumboylan and beside the bridge is the ford. Doctor Healy deals with this in one of his books (see page 47).
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