School: Snaidhm (C.) (roll number 11799)

Sneem, Co. Kerry
Mrs Palmer

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were in it. While he was out of home it was destroyed and burned and the other residence was owned by Lady Fraser. It is situated in Askive a few miles from Sneem bridge village and it was also burned and destroyed but the walls are standing yet. In Sneem village the barrack was burned but the the walls are standing there yet and there are several ruins of old thatched houses in this village that fell. Major["s" struck out] Herd's residence was built about sixty nine or seventy years ago. There was an old Church in Coad where the people heard Mass long ago and the walls of it are standing still and it is called the "old Church". The remains of a fort are to be seen in Staigue. This fort was built in a night by invaders but they were surprised in the morning by enemies and they had to go to the sea and leave the fort unfinished and it remained so ever since

It was on a Wednesday morning at an early dawn of day
Con Mahony went down to Derryquin alas! he went astray
When he saw the castle in flames of fire it made his heart full sore

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