School: Clochar na Trócaire, Maghcromtha

Location:
Macroom, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Na Siúracha

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Ancient Cork - Druidic Temple at Glenville

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0341, Page 530

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Some two miles from Glenville, County Cork is a dun (locally known as Dun Peter) and said to be and old Druidic place of worship taken over by St Patrick. This fort contains the remains of an ancient church which, according to tradition, dates back to the year 500 and was dedicated to St Peter. Attached to the church is one of the oldest graveyards in Ireland.
Within the dun also is a holy well, dedicated to St John the Baptist. This well was not always in its present position. It is related that its removal was due to the drowning of a woman in it by her husband.
A fish inhabits the well but

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Collector
Ríta Ní Shúilleabháin
Gender
female
Address
Macroom, Co. Cork
Informant
Mícheál Ó Shúilleabháin
Gender
male
Address
Macroom, Co. Cork
Language
English