The Gobán Saor - Shantallow

Extract from Townlands chapter in Killererin - A Parish History p.233

The road just beyond the Gobán Saor's house in Shantallow.
Photo: B. Forde

The home of the Gobán Saor, Shantallow

On the Ordnance Survey map 1837 – 1842, there is evidence of the ruins of a ‘Gobán Saor’s house and a burial ground both to the east end of the townland. A Gobán Sor was a mason and a smith. He was supposed to be a “master of all things”. He was also very witty and could tell stories, sing and recite poetry1.




  1. The Kiltartan History, ( March 2011
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