School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 202

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should treat his sister in this way. That evening O'Dowd visited MacSweeney & when returning home he asked MacSweeney to accompany him part of the way. This MacSweeney did. He wished to return several times but O'Dowd persuaded him to accompany him still farther. When they reached Ath na Buaibh - which was the boundary between O'Dowd's and MacSweeney's territory - & when they had actually entered O'Dowd's territory - the spot is about a hundred yards from the main Ballina-Sligo road - down the lane leading to the present Mrs Mostyn's house - O'Dowd drew his sword & killed MacSweeney. The track of the main passage to Ardnaglas can still be seen at this spot.

Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
John Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Farranmacfarrell, Co. Sligo
Language
English