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 208

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The signs of the horses feet are plainly viable on the rock. That day there was a terrible battle fought between the Barryroe army and John Barry’s army” and this battle is called the “Battle of the Red Strand”. They fought all the way across the “Red Strand”. They fought and fought across the “Red Strand” and up “Ballira Hill” as far as “Ballira House”. John Barry and his army slew and killed all of Barry Bán’s army nearby. John Barry and his army won the battle that day.

For months after there were bones and pieces of bones throughout the place where the battle was fought.