School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 500

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In the parish of Killusty, in the townsland of Bannixtown, is situated a fort. It has the usual circle of heavy white - thorns around it. No one likes to cut these bushes, as it is considered unlucky to do so. In the center is a deep tunnel, supposed to be used by the Danes. It is a fact that several people were put astray, when passing through this field by night. In the late fight for independence this tunnel provided a dug - out or a hiding place from the enemy.

Collector
Patrick Butler
Gender
male
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Pierce Butler
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Language
English