One day two chieftains named Clancey came to Glenade from Dartry. When they came to the boundary between Barraduff and Uaugheramore a small stream attracted their notice. The stream ran down from the mountains and when it reached the mearing between Barraduff and Uaugheramore it formed two smaller streams. One half of it ran down the hill and the other upwards until it lost itself in Glenade Lake. The men then named this valley "Glenade," because they concluded that the two streams quarreled and then parted from each other in a fit of jealousy.
- Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair
Legend re origin of name of district Glenade.
Some time after Parthalon's landing on the Island of Ines Somer in the mouth of the River Erne at the town of Ballyshannon one of his sons with several attendants penetrated so far inland as Glenade. The reached Glenade Lake on one of their hunting expeditions.
Near to the lake there is a townland called barraduff some three miles from this school. In the downland there are two streams. These two streams run parallel from the mountain. they almost run side by side for a considerable distance. Then without and cause so far as the human eye can see no hill or obstacle of any kind coming in their path, these two streams turn off in opposite directions one going north to the sea- Donegal Bay- and the other going south and entering the lake.
The Parthalonian Prince and his attendants halted when they came to the natural wonder and one of the attendants
At Patrick MacSween's house at Meall an Eich Kit Shaw died of fever during the famine and was buried without a coffin at Sean Shéipéal cemetery.
In Jerry Buckley's back-yard in Gort An Athain Buidhe East may be traced the ruins of a chapel which come intermediate between the Sean Shéipéal of Cnoc an Lisin and the present church at Rath Mhor. The clerks house is still standing. There is also to be seen the excavation and coping of Father Sylvy Sullivan's vault where his remains were later removed to near Ráth Mhór Church. There is a tombstone (somewhat like the kerbstone used to protect gate pillars) in center of the yard whither some people from Killarney come occasionally to pray for the person whose remains are interred beneath. Local tradition says there were two priests buried here and that the remains of both were removed. The visitors seem to imply that the remains of the second priest were not removed.
Formerly this cemetery was called Séipéal Sylvy or Sylvy's Chapel. Latterly it has come to be called Sean Shéipéal or the Old Chapel. In this way it has become confused with the Chapel in Cnoc An Lisin and very many people now do not know of Séipéal Sylvy at all. Such a keen antiquarian as the late Canon Carmody was nine years pastor of Ráth Mhor before he heard of it.
On the main road from Barraduff to Sionnach half way between the old R.I.C. barrack and Cios An Chubaire (Cooper's Cross) a passage goes south into James Meade's of Gort Na gCloch. The rain falling west of the passage flows into the Caladh Mhagh and thence into the Abhan Mhór and out to the sea at Youghal Harbour. Water falling east of the passage flows through the Beithineach and Abhainn U Chriadh
Local Place Names
Bromore - The great mansion
Ballybunion - The townland of the Bunyans
Lisselton - The fort of St Eithne
Sliss - Borderland
Beale - The Mouth
Tullamore - The big hill
Carrigane - The Rocky ground
Haha - The sports green
Kilconly - From Connla who destroyed a monster
Sliss - Borderland
Littor - The wet side of the hill.
Killeton - The church of St Eithna
Barraduff - The Black top
Ballyegan - The ton land of the Egans
Ballyeigh - The place of the O'Heas.
Kilcolman - Colman's Church
Tullane - The pillar stone
Tullabeg - The small hill
Doon - A fort
Barna - A gap
Dirra - The wood of the oaks