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 125

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Clonakilty town in honour of the '98 men.
The west-meath militia was travelling from Clonakilty to Cork when it was attacked at the Big Cross by Tadg an Astna who thought they were English soldiers but whilst a little fighting was carried on two cannons belonging to the English came on them and an attempt to capture those two cannons was tried but it was in vain and Tadg an Astna was shot and his men dispersed and thus ended the battle of the big Cross.

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'Twas in the troublous Ninety-Eight/
When Eirn's agonies were great.
That many a brave man met his fate/
As did bold Tadhg an Astna.
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From Clonakilty's olden town.

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Informant
Master Pat Galwey
Gender
male
Address
Carhoo, Co. Cork
Language
English