School: Dún Bhéacháin (Dunbeacon) (roll number 15552)

Location:
Dunbeacon, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Foghlú

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Story - How the Lake Was Formed at the Top of Mount Gabriel

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0289, Page 114

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Long ago the devil was flying over Mount Gabriel and he was flying so low that he hit his wring against a rock. He got so cross that he took a bite out of the rock. When he had gone eight or nine miles from Mount Gabriel, he left the rock fall into the sea. The rock was so large that a part of it remained over the water and it is on that rock the lighthouse is built on now and it is known as the Fastnet Rock.
There is a large lake where he took the bite and the water in that lake is of a black colour.

Josephine O'Mahony
Dreenlomane
Told by Patrick O'Mahony
Dreenlomane
Ballydehob
60 years

Collector
Josephine O' Mahony
Gender
female
Address
Derreennalomane, Co. Cork
Informant
Patrick O' Mahony
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Language
English