Tradition says that a terrible battle was fought in ancient times in the immediate vicinity of Ardmoneen School. It took place on the slopes of the Slieve-an-iaran mountains but for the most part in the townland of Ardmoneen. It seems to have been a running fight till it came to the field in which the school is situated. My reason for saying that it was a running battle is that human remains have been found farther west in the townland of Garyfluigh. An old crooked ditch has been pointed out to me in this townland, and an old man living there told me that it was so crooked because when it was being made by his ancestors they had to change their direction of running the ditch on account of the number skeletons or human remains they were meeting.
Patrick Prior - an old-age pensioner living in the townland of Ardmoneen told me that the field in which the school is situated has been called by the old people "The Grave Yard". Although this field and also all those around are of a black or boggy nature there is a little round hill or bank in the left-hand top corner of this field which is composed of white sand. The story says that this