School: Scoil na mBráthar, Tráighlí

Location:
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An Br. Breathnach

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0440, Page 136

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A strong party of Danes landed near Blennerville about the year 1,000. The Irish of the neighbourhood gathered together and marched down the mountain side. The Danes clashed with them where Blennerville Bridge is now erected. The Irish defeated the Danes with heavy losses.
In Strapanárd, a few hundred yard from where I live, it is transmitted to us that a very big battle was fought between the Irish and the Normans. The Irish chased the Normans towards the sea. It is prophesied that the Irish trouble would end on Blennerville Bridge.
From ninty to a hundred years ago there lived in Blennerville an aged gentleman whose name was Colonel Blennerhasit. He was a harmless lunatic. He gathered an army of about sixty

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Collector
Hubert Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Ballyvelly, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs M. Lambe
Gender
female
Age
79
Address
Ballyvelly, Co. Kerry
Language
English