School: Clanna Caoilte (B.) (roll number 12286)

Location:
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Síthe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0311, Page 105

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the village to the battlefield, the Westmeaths continued their march from Clonakilty to Bandon. The Highlanders briskly fired their muskets at the pikemen on their right, and then - suddenly opening out their-discharged volleys from their two battalion guns at those on their left. When the smoke rolled away the insurgents had retreated to the hills. There fell about seventy pikemen and a sergeant and a private. According to Bennetts "History of Bandon" the corpse of Tiege an Astna of the insurgents and Sergeant Cummins of the Westmeath Militia who shot Teige and was himself shot by a militiaman in his rear) were borne in a cart four miles to Clonakilty, where Tige an Astna was into a crab hole - a pool of water in the strand - and Sergeant Cummins was burried with full military honours in the graveyard of the town parish church.

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Collector
Terence Hayter
Gender
male
Address
Lisselane, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr Dick Donovan
Gender
male
Address
Ballinascarty, Co. Cork
Language
English