School: Beanna (roll number 9524/5)

Banna West, Co. Kerry
Mícheál Ó Cearbhaill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0414, Page 273

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In Ballyheigue mountain at the Shannon side there is an inlet of the Shannon called Ballyingarry leap. It is a chasm eighteen feet wide and about three hundred feet deep. A wager was offered to any one that could leap it across but no one would venture it but a man by the name of Delany commonly called Shaker. Some people also say it was another time leaped by a tailor. Delany was a native of Ballyheigue