School: Kilberry, Athy (roll number 13165)

Location:
Kilberry, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Sara Rowan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0781, Page 164

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The fort of Dunrally is so called after a famus English General mame was Dunrally. He got that fort built to keep back Art Mac Murraghs men.
"The fort is surrounded. All by a wood of trees. And through it runs the Barrow. That blows a gentle breeze".
Tobberarra is also an old ancient place. There is an old cemetery there. In it there is a well and the people believed the water of the well would cure certain diseases.
To Tobberarra the afflicted did go. And with the Barrow Tobberarra does flow.
There is a place in Athy called Prestons gate which is also called after an English General called Preston. Who put a gate there to keep back the pike men or rebels in '98.
The district about two-and-a-half miles from Athy in a northern direction is called Bert. It is said that it got its

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Informant
Sara Rowan
Gender
female
Occupation
múinteoir
Language
English
Location
Kilberry