School: Coratillon

Location:
Corratillan, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Michael O' Beirn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0966, Page 232

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There are many fields, streams, hollows etc, in this district which have names.
Some of them are named from their natural characteristics or from important incidents which took place in them. The following is a story common in this district. Long ago, when the early colonists came into this country, they had a big battle on the land now owned by Mr. Francis McGovern, Tonlagee, Corlough, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan. The field in which one army pitched their campaign is now called Cnocán na gCampa which means
'' The little hill of the campus. ''
It is a pretty field with grass much greener than that in the neighbouring fields.
Beside it, is the field where the battle was fought.
It is a grey field covered with large stones which are said to be monuments to the

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Collector
Roisin Byrne
Gender
female
Address
Muineal, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Michael Byrne
Gender
male
Informant
Mr James Mc Govern
Gender
male
Address
Muineal, Co. Cavan
Language
English