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  1. Places of Interest


    Stone (still plain to be standing erect) with cross visibly cut thereon. Where mass was said in Penal Days.

    Hill of the piggeries - supposed to get its name from the famous "Black Pig" which spent a fabulous length of time here rooting up a boundary between Annaly and Breffny.
    This "Valley of the Black Pig" travels on in a South Westerly direction towards Ballinamuck (name also derived from same pig I suppose) where some say he was supposed to be killed while others claim he continued his course in same valley on to Rooskey Bridge where he got drowned. In my own time I remember the old people saying that anyone living within the boundary of that "valley" would be safe from "Orange Insurrection" which according to Columbcille's prophecies is supposed to ravage the countryside at some particular time.

    TULLY - Tulach townland where I live name supposed to be got from conical shaped hill as certainly the shape of the townland resembles one.

  2. Local Heroes

    Peter Kilkenny

    In the year 1902 there died in the townland of Drumguinea a man named Michael O'Farrell aged 102. He was born and reared in the next townland Diffin, Aughavas, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. He claimed to be a direct descendant of the Great O'Farell's of Annaly. His mother was one of the O'Rouke's of Breffni.

    He was a man over six feet in height of powerful frame, and in his old age you could see by his gait that he was once an athlete.
    By trade he was a shoemaker and went from house to house with his tools, and worked at his trade. He never married.
    One time when was about thirty years of age he was working in a house in the townland of Aughavas near the chapel.
    On a Sunday morning the priest called Father Dunne better known as Friar Dunne came to the house where Michael O'Farrell was staying and called him out and said "Michael I'm in an awful predicament. It is now 10.30. I have no altar wine. No Catholic neighbour has a horse or knows how to ride one. Mohill the nearest place where it can be got is nine miles away. I must alert