Saint Hugh's National Primary School

Ballinaglera, Dowra, Co. Leitrim

Local Studies

The parish of Ballinaglera has a rich history and interesting geographical features. Below are stories written by the pupils about the locality’s past and present. Much of the information in the pupils’ stories has been taken from local history books, ‘Ballinaglera Parish. Aspects of its History and Traditions’, ‘People and places.. .past and present: Ballinaglera Parish’ and archive material from Ballinamore library.

All links below are to Microsoft Word Documents. Click to Download or Open.

A Local Ghost Story

Carntulla Mass Rock


Dolan and the Mermaid

Dowra Bridge

Druminalass Smelting Furnace



Fahy Graveyard

Forestry Planting


Hiring Fairs

Inch Island

Lough Allen Boating Tragedy

Lough Allen

Quarries and Mines


Saint Bridget

Saint Hugh

Saint Hugh’s Church

Saint Hugh’s Well


Slievenakilla Coalmines


Sports in Ballinaglera

Sweathouse Part One

Sweathouses Part Two

The Black Pig’s Dyke

The Court Cairn in Clerhanmore

The fish of Lough Allen

The Franciscans

The geological history of Leitrim and Cavan

The Kingdom of Breifne

The Priests Stone

The Ringfort of Druminalass

The Round-Up of June 1921

The Shannon

The Shooting Lodge in Slievenakilla

The War of Independence


Launching 11/11/2015