School: Clandouglas, Lic Snámha (roll number 10380)

Location:
Clondouglas, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Bean Uí Sheanacháin

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Gleann na Léime

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0412, Page 050

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He was bred + born there + still lives there told me that Gleann na Léime was so called from Finn Mac Cumhal who used to hunt in that district with his Feana. It is said he jumped from one side of the glen to the other a distance of 500 feet + that he attempted to jump it back again but failed + fell in the rocks between the two hills. His footprints are still to be seen six inches deep in the solid rock. He then threw a stone 2 tons in weight, and it alighted in a meadow 3/4 miles away in a field in Mr. McElligott's farm. That meadow is still called Rockfield. The stone stands there still, five feet under + five feet over the ground.
There is another field in Mr. McElligott's farm called "Andy's meadow" + he always heard the tradition that in the time of the "White Boys" they used to practise drilling there + it is believed that guns were hidden there

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Collector
Margaret Shanahan
Gender
female
Informant
Mr William Mc Elligott
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Glanoe, Co. Kerry
Language
English
Location
Glanoe