School: Uragh (B.)

Location:
Uragh, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
S. Ó Connachtáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 201

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The O Dolans : -

From history it would appear that the clan O Dolan always ranked next in blood to the McGoverns and O Dolans always assisted at the inaugaration of '' the O Rourke ''.
In the thirteenth century, tradition says that Murtagh O Dolan of Gleann Gaible had his eyes put out by the O Connor who plundered the territory of Donall O Rourke and took away an immense booty. When the O Dolans were chief military leaders of Tullyhaw under the McGoverns they owned a strong fortress at Peadar-a-Vohers which was protected by a deep and broad ditch.
The O Dolans were connected by marriage alliances with the McGoverns, McGuires and O Rourkes and the McGoverns and O Dolans often exchanged bells and holy relics to confirm the bonds of friendship
According to an ancient tale the wife of an
O Dolan or a McGovern should always be a royal blood of the clans. If it should happen that the chieftain of either of theses clans married outside his rank; after her death his spouse was debarred for the family burial ground of her husband.
It was one of the O Dolans who, in ancient times, erected a large stone near the

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