MICHEÁL na REANNA
A native of Rhine, Mullagh, he went to Ballinacally for a wife and after the marriage was coming as was the custom with his wife sitting behind on a horse. They came to a river which was in flood and the horse refusing to cross Micheal exclaimed "I may leave my horse but I won't leave my wife;" so taking her on his back he ran towards the river and jumped across.
At this point the river was about 18 feet wide.
"I mBaile na Caillighe bhí an cailín dob fhearr
Is thug Micheál Bhrighid Aodha leis i.
Brigid used say this. She lived to 95. Died about 1915
Story from (James Scanlon, Mullagh)
(Verse from Mrs J. McNamara
The last man hanged in County Clare. He was in custody for the murder of a landlord, when at Ennis he broke away from the police guard and took a flying jump
(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)