School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

Location:
Moyderwell, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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How Gleann na Léime got its Name

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 201

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One day as Fionn Mac Cuinaill was out hunting near the village of Kilflynn about seven miles from Tralee he saw a large gathering of men in a valley not far away. On coming towards them he found them throwing stones and jumping. Among them he noticed a Princess and then he realized that the men were chosing the best runner as this was the way the princess used to chose her husband long ago.
On seeing them Fionn did not think any of them very good. He immediately rushed into the valley but the people only laughed at him as his hair was tossed and his clothes torn from being out all day hunting. The people thought he could never be the Princess'es husband.
Taking no notice of the people

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Collector
Mary Lynch
Gender
female
Address
Knockbrack West, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs Mary Sheehy
Gender
female
Address
Knocknacaska, Co. Kerry
Language
English
Location
Kilflyn