School: Cluain Fhiadh (C.), Carraig na Siúire (roll number 7772)

Location:
Clonea, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Treasa Ní Cheallaigh

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Ballyquin High Stone

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0654, Page 232

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This stone is situated about 100 yards from Picketts Cross. Tradition says that a tailor living here was ordered by a giant to make a suit of clothes for him in a certain time. When the giant came for the clothes the tailor had not them ready, and the giant was so angry that he threw this stone at the tailor and burned him under it. The marks of the giant's fingers are to be seen on the stone.

Informant
Patrick Walshe
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
60
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballynevin, Co. Waterford
Language
English
Location
Ballyquin