School: Kilbane, Broadford

Location:
Kilbane, Co. Clare
Teacher:
John Haugh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0587, Page 186

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From Newtown
Haslems, Cooneys.
Most of the younger members emigrated to Australia. There was free emigration in those days. Some of the families are no longer remembered in the parish. In Cloongaheen and Cragg town lands where there are now about a dozen houses, Mr O'Neill (already referred to) remembers to have seen 50 families.

16. A tradition exists that when Rapparee O'Hogan was guiding Sarsfield to Ballyneety (his route followed closely on what is now known as the Gap road - a mountain pass between Kilbane and Killaloe. It is said that he passed out from Limerick towards Blackwater (where the Shannon Scheme works are now situated) and proceeded over Ballymoloney at that time densely wooded - through Kilbane across the Gap road and on to OGonnelloe where he crossed into Tipperary above Loch Derg.
There is no historical confirmation

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Collector
Kathleen Gunning
Gender
female
Collector
Nancy Haugh
Gender
female
Collector
Kathleen Sweeney
Gender
female
Collector
Lizzie O' Halloran
Gender
female
Collector
William Shanahan
Gender
male
Collector
Lucy Ryan
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick O' Neill
Gender
male
Age
84
Address
Kilbane, Co. Clare
Informant
Pat Casey
Gender
male
Age
98
Address
Kilbane, Co. Clare
Informant
Michael Larkin
Gender
male
Age
60
Language
English