Scoil: St Columb's Moville

Suíomh:
Bun an Phobail, Co. Dhún na nGall
Múinteoir:
Hamilton Stewart

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 1119, Leathanach 305

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The old ivy clad fortress is now, after 600 years, the very type of a splendid desolation, and one cannot awaken the echoes of these old walls without recalling the lines of Moore.
"So sleeps the pride of former yrs
And glory's thrill is o'er
And hearts that once beat high for praise
Now feel that pulse no more"
The old name of the fortress was Northburgh. From the earliest times of which we have any account Greencastle was looked upon as a coign of vantage. It was, and is the natural outlet and inlet of a large territory in the North-West of Ulster, The Northmen in their fierce descents on the kingdoms neighbouring their own, came here, and, entering by the Foyle gate into Ulster spread havoc and bloodshed.
The danes swooped down on Inishowen and a fortress, of

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