School: Béal Átha Conaill (C.)

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Mary Mulligan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 154

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    On Ballyheady mountain about three miles from Ballyconnell there is a cairn of stones.
    Some time ago men went to draw stones to make roads. When they began to draw away the stones, they discovered a big flag in the front of the cairn.
    They took it away and found human bones under it. They closed it up again and a man came from Dublin and examined the place. He said that it was an ancient burial place.
    A few perches to the west of the cairn there is a ring of stones. In olden days the bodies of the dead were buried there.
    The ashes were gathered and put on an urn and buried under the cairn.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. objects
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        1. historical and commemorative structures (~6,794)
    Mr B. Rudden
    Mullaghduff, Co. Cavan