School: Donabate (B.)

Location:
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
L. Ó Briain

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The Chapel Bank

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 263

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1. In the Burrow Portrane, there is a bank about 30 yds long and 20 yds wide. This bank is called the chapel bank, because a church was built on it by the Monks of long ago. They used to say Mass in this church. No ruins are to be found there but the common belief of the old people is that a church was erected there one time. No boundary is to be seen in the spot and it is neglected.

2. About 20 yards from where this church was, there is a well, and this well is covered when there is a high tide. The name of this well is St. Cudgets. People used to come to this well every year and put white stones around it. When the water is very clear, you can see white stones at the bottom of it. This water is not used for drinking, but is good

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Collector
Joseph Smyth
Gender
male
Occupation
pupil
Address
Ballisk, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mr William Smart
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Portraine, Co. Dublin
Language
English
Location
Portraine