How "Cloonboora" Got Its Name - story from Dúchas.ie and typed up by Ciarán Heneghan, Holy Angels NS, Clogher.
"How Cloonboora got it’s Name" was typed up by Ciarán Heneghan in December 2015. The story was told to Andrew Armstrong by his grandfather, William Armstrong who died a few years ago (this was written in 1938) aged 95. Cloonboorke is in the parish of Burriscarra, or as it is generally known as Carnacon about six Irish miles from Castlebar .it is situated in the barony of Carra. The
How Cloonboora got its Name - Dúchas
Our village is now called Cloonboora but that is not what it was always called. It was called Sean-Bhaile. This is why it was called Cloonboora. One day when it was known as Sean-Bhaile a woman was walking in the field where the fort is.
As she was passing by the fort she looked in and she saw two pots of gold one each side a of the bush. She had a rope in her hand for she wanted to bring home a load of grass on her back.
The same moment she heard a great noise, she turned to see what it was about, she saw her own cattle inside in the oats.
She threw the rope over one on the bushes to mark the spot where the gold was and went to put the cattle out. She then came back to get the gold.
When she came back there was no gold to be found.
But on every bush in the village there was a rope. Ever afterwards the village was called Cloonboorke or the meadow of the Spancels.
Cloonboora is in the parish of Burriscarra, or as it is generally known as Carnacon about six Irish miles from Castlebar .it is situated in the barony of Carra.