School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh

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The Landlord

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0538

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Mr Mc Gowan was the soldier who came over with the Normans. He had an agreement with him saying he could have all the land that he could see from the top of Rady Margaret's tower in Templeboy. He did not know where the fort was and he asked a man named Hillas where it was and he told him it was back in Mayo but that he would buy the paper from him so Hillas bought the paper. The tower was only a few yards away from the soldier, but Hillas told him it was a few hundred miles away. When the soldier was gone away out of the country Hillas claimed the land

Collector
Liam Ó Labhradh Tréan
Gender
male
Address
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Informant
Liam Ó Labhradh Tréan
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Language
English