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2019-05-23 21:03
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The Finn was evidently a “No man’s land” alternately overrun by the ONeills and ODonnells. Mrs Doherty Connashesk, and Mr. James McLaughlin tell me that ODonnells had their castle on this side of the river at Dromore (i.e. the right bank) on the side of which now stands a ruins of a corn mill. The stones of the castle were used in erecting the mill. A part of the river was diverted to form a moat round the castle, thus leaving the castle on an island. One of the ODonnell clan neither a warrior nor chief was called a “man of the field” hence Mansfield – the name of the landlords of Killygordon