School: Clochar na Trócaire, Nenagh

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An tSr. Seanán

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Place Names - The Graveyard of the Leinstermen

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0535, Page 254

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When Brian Boru was encamped in Kincora, the King of Leinster came to visit him. A quarrel arose between the sons of Brian who were playing chess.
Murrough said something that insulted him, and he left the place immediately. Brian sent a messenger after him, and he overtook him but the king killed him. Brian and his troops followed over to Portroe to a hill called Lougtea. A great number of the Leinster were slain and were buried there. It is known as The Graveyard of the Leinster men.

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