School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
P. Eustace

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 422

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Besides this old ruin which is about the principal one, there are several churches and monasterys. There is one old church on All Saints Island, one in Cashel Graveyard and seven on Inis Clothrann. The one on All Saints Island is in the Graveyard, it was destroyed by the Danes, inside the church there are several old tombstones, with men's heads carved out on them. The one in Cashel Graveyard was also destroyed by the Danes. There are figures of the mass book and chalice carved out on the old walls. On Inis Clothrann there are six inside a dun or enclosure and one outside, this one was known as the belfry. These were also plundered by the Danes when they had their fleet of ships on Lough Ree.

Séamus Mac Suibhne
Derrygowna, Co. Longford