School: Sandyford (B.) (roll number 2872)

Sandyford, Co. Dublin
M. O'Keeffe

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It is said that Finn Mac Cool once had a competition in stone throwing with a Scotch giant at Wexford. The Giant threw them to the Scalp and Finn to the Two Rock and Three Rocks.
Finally he threw a good big one to Howth and the Giant gave in, This is of course a fairy story


On the north-western side of the Three Rocks is a hole or cave in Fulhan's glen.
It was said that when flogging was in the army a soldier to avoid it came out there and died. His body was found and since then it has that name. This cave was also used as a dump and hiding place after 1916.