School: Caisleán Gael (roll number 15337)

Location:
Castlegal, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
M. Ó Tiománaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0156, Page 150

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Here is a story about Cromwell. I have heard it from William McGloin, Grellagh Sligo, age 80 years.
and from Tom Fox, Glencar Sligo, 65 years.
While Cromwell was here, he attacked Sligo town and burned the abbey there and killed all the monks.
They ten set out for manor hamilton to do likewise.
He or his soldiers did not know the way and tried to cross the mountain in order to come unawares on the people. Glencar mountain lies between the two places and is crossed by a rough path.

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Informant
William Mc Gloin
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Grellagh, Co. Sligo
Informant
Tom Fox
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Glencar, Co. Sligo
Language
English