School: Donabate (B.)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 265

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The Mermaid's Churn is situated on the South East of Portrane coast. It is a deep hole down in the depths of the rocks and it is exactly the shape of a Churn. It has been said that in ages long past it was made by a volcanic upheaval.
However, according to old people's tales, it is supposed to have been a churn in which the Mermaids used to churn the foam when the tide was full in. If you listen at the top of this cave you will hear a noise just like the churning of milk, and this is how it got the name of the Mermaid's Churn. It is about two hundred yards from tower Bay, close to the big flat rock, and can easily be seen.

Collector
Gerrard Phelan
Gender
male
Occupation
pupil
Address
Portraine, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mrs Phelan
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Portraine, Co. Dublin
Language
English
Location
Portraine