School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 367

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I live in Ballindoon in the parish of Kilmactranny and in the Barony of Tirerill. It is called Ballindoon because there is an old fort beside it.
There are the ruins of an old abbey beside our house. This abbey was founded by an old man named O'Farrell in the year 1507. Monks were living in it until Cromwell come to Ireland in the year 1649. He attacked it and killed the monks. It is said that when one of the monks was escaping through the window that one of Crowell's men killed him. There is a red mark still to be seen on the window and it is said to be some of the blood which the monk shed.

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Collector
James Frazer
Gender
male
Address
Ballindoon, Co. Sligo
Informant
Miss Taylor
Gender
female
Address
Ardloy, Co. Sligo
Language
English