School: Cara Droma Ruisc (roll number 6705)

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim / Co. Roscommon
Mrs Laird
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 503

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  1. Many children come under the transport scheme from the parish of Croghan. Close to the village is a hill from which the village is named, where a famous bull fair is held. How far it may be artificial seems uncertain, it was 50 feet above the level plain, is about 20 yards in diameter on the flat top & about 80 yards at the base. A small trench is on the south side It appears very ancient. The flat top has no rampart round its edge. It seems to be the same shape as the famous Rath Croghan. There is something at the top that might have been a cairn. Near the avenue leading to Croghan house, close to where the parochial school once was, is a old fort & in the garden of the houses is a mound 35 yard in diameter & five to six feet high. Cruachan of Ai, some distance away, in the same country is now know as Rathcroghan, the mound is near circular, + is close on 100 yards in diameter at the base & 68 yards across the top. It has always been treated as the residence of the Kings of Connacht. It is believed that St. Patrick visited this spot
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    Rev Cannon Beresford
    Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim / Co. Roscommon