School: Clochar Lughaidh, Carraig Machaire Rois (roll number 15329)

Location:
Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Sr. Máire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0935, Page 006

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There is a rock not far from Carrickmacross called "The Wild Goose Lodge". It is said that there was a hiding place under this rock where "The Earls of Ulster who were called Wild Geese, took shelter when flying to France

Wolfe Tone
When Wolfe Tone was being taken prisoner to Dublin he passed close to Carrickmacross. There is a meadow close to the town where men were drilled who fought at the Boyne and Aughrim. The great John O Donovan who visited Carrick in 1835 declared that the inhabitants were as Irish then as in the days of Owen Roe O'Neill
At Lough afooka (Loch a' Phúca)

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Informant
Mr O' Daly
Gender
male
Address
Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Language
English