Stories from 5th Class 1990 – 1991

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The Leacht Cuimhne by Michael Browne

The leacht cuimhne or memorial stone at Cahertymore Crossroads is a fine example of the type of monument which was erected in memory of important people who died accidentally or who died young.

In this case it was erected in memory of Captain Oliver Browne of Coolarne and Kilskeagh. He died accidentally when he fell from his horse while jumping a wall. This is a wayside monument erected at the crossroads where many passersby on two busy roads would remember him. It did not necessarily follow that he died at that spot.

Contrary to common belief he is not buried beneath the monument or in the cemetery in Kilskeagh. Actually, both he and his wife are buried in the Dominican Priory in Athenry.

Moorpark Graveyard by Paul Reynolds

One day when I was walking through the fields I came upon a big gate and wall. The gate was locked and rusty so I climbed the big wall and jumped into a place nearly covered with bushes, nettles and long grass. I followed the overgrown path and saw stones and what looked like graves but with no crosses. I knew it was a graveyard when I came across a stone on which was written

Thomas Egan

24 October, 1926.

Another was:

Erected by

Patrick Harte in memory of his father

William of Coshla

Aged 35 years

Also his sister Norah who died December 25, 1883.

In the graveyard was a building and when I came home my mother said she thought it was a tomb for the Lamberts who were the landlords in our area. She said that Thomas Egan was shot by the Black and Tans

My Family by Kieran Rabbitt – coming soon

Carnaun by Nicola Qualter

Winter in Carnaun by John Caulfield

In the Hall by Valerie Treacy

Going to Carnaun School by Kieran Rabbitt

Castle Ellen Big House by Michael Connaughton

Shorter Days by Carol Quirke

In Goal by Michael Morrissey

A Day at School by Claire Williams

As Told by Paul Greaney

Autumn by David Courtney

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Written by Fifth Class 1990 - 1991

Published here 05 Feb 2021

Page 229 of The Carnaun Centenary Book

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