School: Tunnyduff

Tonyduff, Co. Cavan
Micheál Ó Cathaláin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1015, Page 143

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    Some time after the so called Protestant Reformation Mybolgue being for centuries a great Catholic burying place. Was about to be taken over forcibly by those who changed their Religion, headed by planters from England and Scotland. A protestant burial was the signal for this grabbing. As was done in other parts of Ireland namely in Mullagh (St Killian's) there, by giving the rights to persons of the new found Religion. But Mybolgue still followers of the St Paterick on hearing of the approach and perhaps burial gathered in such force with only sticks and stones met the funeral party and told them peceably, that as the man became a Protestant that is changed his religion they would not allow him to be buried there. The result was a free fight took place. I might here add, that the protestants came well armed but were routed. They got leave to take the corpse with them. They got such
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    Owen Markey
    Cordoagh, Co. Cavan
    Mrs M. Lynch