School: Siolbhrain (Shelbourne) (roll number 5235 or 5484)

Location:
Gortrooskagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Síghle, Bean Uí Thuama

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Teampall Fiachna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0461, Page 026

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In the parish of Bonane, on the old road from Kenmare to Bantry, stands St. Fiachna's Graveyard, still in use. All that now remains of the Church, which was eighty feet long and twenty feet wide is the eastern gable, now fifteen feet high at the apese; and traces of the remaining walls nowhere more than three feet in height. A jungle of shrub, weeds, and ivy cover the ruin, but in spite of this the sanctity is still maintained, and in the eastern gable where a stone had become displaced, somebody has placed a china figure of Our Lady and the Holy Child with other emblems of devotion.

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Informant
Mícheál Ó Tuama
Gender
male
Age
76
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Language
English