School: Scoil na mBráthar, Portlaoighse

Location:
Port Laoise, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Br. Frampton

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Áitainmneacha - The Rath of Brennan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0834, Page 298

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In Kilminchy about two miles from Portlaoighse is an old rath. It is like a great saucer and surrounded by a hollow or moat witch was said to contain water.
Rathbrennan got its name because long ago a clan named Brennans lived here. Some people say that long ago a battle was here and some say that it was used as a place of burial for the dead after the battle. People say that any one who cuts down a bush a round this rath

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Collector
Donald Sullivan
Gender
male
Address
Kilminchy, Co. Laois
Informant
Mr P.J. Sullivan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Kilminchy, Co. Laois
Language
English