Carns around Ballinrobe, County Mayo

From Cluain le Fán [Cloonliffen NS School] Ballinrobe, County Mayo.

Author unknown at present but information was gathered from Peter Murphy, Rahard, Ballinrobe around 1936.

There are two Carns in this district. One of them is called “Carn Eocaidh” and the other one is called “Carn Bone”.

Long ago when the Firbolgs were in Ireland they fought against a King called Eocaidh, The Battle was fought where the Carn now stands. There was a great battle fought and King Eocaidh was killed. The soldiers on King Eocaidh side burned his body and put the ashes into an urn. They put the urn into the ground and every soldier brought a stone and put it over the urn. The stones finally grew into a big heap.

The carn can be seen for miles away. There is a great view of Lough Mask Lake and of Ballinrobe town from the top of the carn. The Carn is situated three miles from Ballinrobe. It is situated in Kilawer.


The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0101, Page 235

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Carn close to Bunnaduber just off the Ballinrobe to Clonbur Road No 53 on the Sites & Monuments maps available in the local library.
O.S. Ireland

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