School: Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) (roll number 16585)

Quay Street, Co. Sligo
An Br. Ó Cearbhaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0161, Page 225

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  1. There are many old ruins in Sligo, both in town and country. And the following is a few of them.
    In the town of Sligo there is the remains of an old Dominican Abbey. It was built about the seventeen century. One night there was a man named Sir Frederick Hamilton came in from Manorhamilton and raided the town. He set fire to the Abbey.
    He wanted a guide to guide him. A half-wit named Murtagh Mc Sharry offered to guide him and he brought him round Glenan. After a while he made a dash over a prepice and caught hold of a grip, and the others fell over and were killed. This was afterwards called the "Protestant Leap." The guide was up as a monk.
    Thomas Corcoran stole stones of the Abbey to build houses. He had no luck afterwards.
    In the place where the Town Hall now stands there was a castle there that stretched down to the mouth of the Garavogue. Some of its walls (was) now stand behind the Hall. It was called O'Connors Castle.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. historical and commemorative structures (~6,794)
    Mr M. Sweeney
    Ardee Terrace, Co. Sligo