It’s a well-known fact in the locality that Brian Carragh O’Neill, the infamous Gaelic chieftain who resided on a Crannog in Greenlough, had the strange custom of always hanging condemned souls in pairs.
From the pages of the Annals of the Four Masters, we discover that this habit was not the only evidence of O’Neill’s fixation with the number ‘2’.
“1556 – O’Neill, son of Calgorm óg, son of Calabhornia, son of Caldacops, son of Calpol, son of Dan Joe did rise against the Uí thuitre and did slain two of their number with two swords. The he dideth doth fire two keeps of the English and returneth to his crannog for two beef sausages from Kearney’s and had a number two. The attack did fair scunner the people of thereabout who protesteth, ‘Surely this O’Neill hath obsessive compulsive malady’”
To this day, multiple personalities abound in the district, Benny/Bunny Lynn!