School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
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History of Cashel House (Now in Ruins)

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 434

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Cashel house was built in the year 148. This house belonged to a man named Newcommer. He was a Land-Lord. He lived there for a number of years and as he was a hard Land-Lord he was poisioned. After some time there did another man replace him named Gunning from St. Johns.This man lived there for about thirty years and gave a lot of work and employment to poor labouring men. He was married and he died and his wife and family went back again to St Johns and some of them are living in it yet. The house and land was sold and a man named Brackin from the North of Ireland bought it. He came there himself and his wife and a large family of sixteen. The carried on work on the farm for a number of years until they got bankrupt. They were a protestant family. They were put out and lost their land them all went away, and the place was sold and a shopkeeper named Tom Clarke from Longford bought it for a Summer residence, and stocked the land. He went away again and put a herd named John Smyth to herd the farm. Tom Clarke himself used

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Séamus Ó Loingsigh
Cashel, Co. Longford