School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Battle of Ballinamuck

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 209

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In the year 1798 there came to Killala Bay an army of French Soldiers who were under General Blake and shortly after landing they fought the English at Castlebar. The English were beaten and they fled across the country until they reached Ballinamuck.
They English soldiers were too strong for the other army and so they beat the Irish in two hours. The Irish soldier were chased through the bogs and over hills.
The old people say they were routed across Carn hill and were over taken in Cornedan, Killoe, Co. Longford,

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Collector
Philip Trapp
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Mr John Trapp
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relative (other than parent or grandparent)
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male
Age
73
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English