School: Siolbhrain (Shelbourne) (roll number 5235 or 5484)

Location:
Gortrooskagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Síghle, Bean Uí Thuama

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0461, Page 129

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Gobnet O'Connell
Drominasig
Kenmare


Long ago in the troubled times, eight men from Scairt, near Bantry, stole some cattle from Bórd Eoghainín, near Caherdaniel. The cattle were soon missed, and eight strong brave men were sent in pursuit of them.
They overtook them about a mile from this school, but the Bantry men refused to give back the cattle.
It was decided that the sixteen men should have a fair fight; so they selected a flat field - Ínse Gaorthadh Rais -on the banks of the river Sheen.

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Collector
Gobnet O' Connell
Gender
female
Age
15
Address
Dromanassig, Co. Kerry
Informant
John O' Connell
Gender
male
Age
49
Address
Dromanassig, Co. Kerry
Language
English