It is said there was an old forge in this parish about a mile outside the town in the townland of Knockacraig and it was in that forge the 1417 pikes and speers were made. The smiths name was Lucy Davis. This forge was hidden under neath the ground and there was a long pipe of cement going from the forge to the river. And when ever a flood would come in the river the forge would be also flooded. This pipe was to let out the smoke. One night the enemy was standing on the bank of the river and they saw the smoke and they waited until the smoke was gone nd they went in along the pipe and burned the forge.