School: Carlingford (B.)

Location:
Carlingford, Co. Louth
Teacher:
C. Ó Blunaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0657, Page 066

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King John's Castle, Rooskey Church, The Tholsel, The Mint, The Abbey.

Rooskey church was knocked down by Cromwell.
The Thosel leading to the Greenore Rd. Gets its name because the people had to pay toll when passing through.
Monks used to live in the Abbey, but it was plundered by invaders and the Monks had to leave.
There is a Round Tower in a field by the Greenore Rd. It is said an old chieftain was buried there.

Informant
Sean White
Gender
male
Address
Carlingford, Co. Louth
Language
English

King John's Castle
Built 1210. King John was once a prisoner there, & there is a tunnel across Carlingford Lough to Red House in Co. Down. There are also other small tunnels to dungeons in the Harbour. Once attacked by Cromwell and roof was blown off. King John was captured and shot.

St. Malachy's Abbey
Was blown up by Cromwell and all the monks killed. There is a tunnel leading from the Abbey to ruined church on Rooskey. On a certain night in

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