School: Clochar na Trócaire, Maghcromtha

Location:
Macroom, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Na Siúracha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0341, Page 469

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The Battle of Keimaneigh

That rugged, romantic part of Cork known as Keimaneigh, came into historic prominence in the latter end of 1822, by reason of a clash between English loyalists and Irish peasantry, and, though through a trick of perverse fates the incident amounted to little more than a hot skirmish, it has been recorded in the annals of Munster history under the dignified heading of the Battle of Keimaneigh.
The Pass and its immediate environs had long become the stronghold of penalized and harried Iveleary peasantry under the leadership of an unknown and mysterious young man, who went under the non-de-guerre of Captain Rock.
From this insurrectionary centre they made frequent incursions in search of arms towards the three adjoining towns -

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Collector
Eibhlín Ní Shéaghdha
Gender
female
Address
Mullenroe, Co. Cork
Informant
Míchéal Ó Loinsigh
Gender
male
Address
Mullenroe, Co. Cork
Language
English
Location
Keimaneigh