School: Droichead na Dóinne (roll number 10261)

Location:
Blackwater Bridge, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Tadhg Ó Scolaidhe

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Folk-Tale

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0465, Page 067

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There is a holy well in the farm of Ml Nash Rossmore Tahilla. This well is there hundreds of years & may still be seen. There is the following folk tale told of it still.
Long ago, when priests were not allowed to say Mass, a priest was going to say Mass across the bay (Kenmare Bay, which is here three miles wide). He saw a crowd of Protestant soldiers coming after him. He got on his horse & struck him with the whip & jumped him over the three miles of water which flows between Tuosist (in Ivera) and Rossmore Island (in Iveragh.
When the horse "landed" he struck his hooves on the rock & the sign of

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Informant
Mrs Michael Nash
Gender
female
Age
circa 45
Occupation
farmer's wife
Address
Rossmore Island, Co. Kerry
Language
English