School: Ovens (C.) (roll number 5985)

Location:
Ovens, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Maud Mc Guire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 339

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regiment, commanded by a Captain Bailey.

It became a burial ground in the seventeenth century. The walls are still in a good state of preservation a beautiful example of architecture.
There are four arches in the cloister. They rest on one pillar. One arch has fallen in. It is supposed to be the finest specimen of architecture of the fourteenth century. Kilcrea Abbey is the burial place of the famous Bishop O'Herlihy of Ross, and also Arthur O'Leary, ex captain of a Hungarian Infantry, who was shot for refusing to comply with the Penal Laws re - the sale of a valuable horse for £5. Cormac McCarthy (Láidir) (founder of Kilcrea is also buried in the Abbey). Other notables interred at Kilcrea include a local Norman Lord Sir Henry Hayes, origin of the old ballad "Sir Henry kissed the Quaker".

Informant
Miah Mc Carthy
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Clashanaffrin, Co. Cork
Language
English
Location
Kilcrea