School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 326

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The poetry has come down through the ages and the people of Inch are very proud of it.

About a mile east of Annascaul there is a well situated in West Inch. It is a holy well. There is a common belief in the district that there is a cure in the water of the well, and the following story is connected with it.

In the time of the Cromwellians a priest was "on the run." One morning while celebrating Mass in Inch Glen a band of Cromwellian soldiers came swooping down the glen. When the priest saw them he ran and they failed to find his path. He finished Mass on a huge rock near the sea in another glen further down near the sea. He washed

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Collector
Mary Foly
Gender
female
Address
Lack, Co. Kerry
Informant
Thomas Murphy
Gender
male
Address
Lack, Co. Kerry
Language
English