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- Captain Austin Mac KeenAmongst the most noted personages in Kilshanny during the past half a century, was Austin Mac keen or the "Captain" as he was commonly called. He was a captain in the Fenian movement in 1867 and had several narrow escapes from arrest.He was the most famous runner of his time and was celebrated in a local ballad for a run of over twenty miles with a police force in hot pursuit. He jumped the Inagh River and the policemen were not able to follow him any farther.He was a great Irish writer and scholar, and wrote and copied several manuscripts in a fine style of Gaelic writing.He died in the year 1924 aged about 80 years(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.