School: Prosperous (B.), Naas (roll number 8763)

Location:
Prosperous, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Ml. Ó Brosnacháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0773, Page 433

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Near the Curragh there is places a place called Donnelly's Hollow. It got its name from a famous fight between an English man and an Irish man. The Irishman's name was Dan Donnelly and the Englishman's name was Cooper. It was a great boxing contest. Donnelly the Irishman won. Many tourists visit this historical hollow. There is a great monument there at present, in honour of Donnelly. The figure of Donnelly is engraved on it.