I died – and was reborn!
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In 1825, in the village of Fenagh in county Leitrim in Ireland, a gang of Catholic youths attacked the Rosamond home. The Rosamonds were staunch Protestants. James, aged 20 (born 1805) and his brother Edward, aged 15, attempted to protect their mother. A shot was fired by Edward and a youth was dead. The boys fled to Canada. James went to Merrickville where he worked for James Merrick as a weaver. Edward, still fearing arrest, worked his way eventually to Memphis, Tennessee.
The Annals of the Four Masters states that Fenagh was, “celebrated for its divinity school, which was resorted to by students from every part of Europe”.
Much legend is attached to the area, a number of standing stones in the surrounding countryside were said to represent the petrified bodies of druids who tried to expel St Caillín. Nineteen Gaelic kings are also said to…
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