School: Mullagh (B)

Location:
Mullagh, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
James Drury

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1003, Page 016

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Philip O'Reilly, Earl of Cavan

In Kelly's Church graveyard lies a gravestone with the inscription "Philip O'Reilly, Died 1686" This Philip O'Reilly, was Earl of Cavan and was killed in battle in the field where the Catholic Church of Mullagh now stands.
He was buried in Kelly's Church, enclosed in a "straw Coffin". Some time afterwards the body was exhumed and re-interred in a wooden coffin brought from Cavan.
J. Drury N.T.
Mullagh
Told by Mr. Pat Farrelly, Cloghballybeg.
Myles the Slasher.
Tradition points out the place in the townland of Crossbane where Myles the Slasher had a cavalry charge in some skirmish during the confederate wars 1641 - 1649.
J. Drury N.T.
Mullagh
Age 62
Related to me by
Mr. Brian Daly. Lisnahederna
(died 1914 aged 78 years)

Collector
J. Drury
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Informant
Mr Pat Farrelly
Gender
male
Address
Cloghballybeg, Co. Cavan
Language
English

Tradition points out the place in the townland of Crossbane where Myles the Slasher had a cavalry charge in some skirmish during the confederate wars 1641 - 1649.