The 1798 Memorial Collooney
This location, in the Battle of Carrig Na Gcat in 1798, is where Irish and French armies were pinned down by a British cannon on top of this hill. Captain Bartholomew Teeling, a native of Lisburn in County Antrim, rode his horse through enemy lines and shot the gunner dead. This brave and noble deed turned the tide of the battle and the British were routed. The French and Irish army were later defeated at Ballinamuck in County Longford.