School: Ballyjamesduff Convent

Location:
Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Sr. Mary Theresa

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0996, Page 338

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There are three forts in the parish of Lavey, in Co Cavan.

There are three forts in the parish of Lavery, in Co Cavan. There is one in a field of John Reilly's of Drummollard which overlooks another lake also It is composed of bushes, whins, and a rock. It circular in shape with a ditch surrounding it. Some of the old people say that they heard people singing, and dancing, and playing music at it.
Opposite that fort is another one. It is a mile distant from Drummollard Fort on the East side of Drumminduff. It is surrounded by palm trees, and a ditch. It is said that the fairies used to be seen kicking football at twelve o'clock every night.
Then on the West side of Dumminban is another one. It is situated in the middle of Tom Smith's land. This fort is overlooking a small Lake near by, and it is composed of lone-bushes, and a stone ditch surrounding it. There is an entrance with stone steps leading down to the cave. An old man named James

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Collector
Rose Rudden
Gender
female
Address
Stravicnabo, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Peter Rudden
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Stravicnabo, Co. Cavan
Language
English