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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 340

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In the parish of Ovens on the western boundary of Clashanafrin is the townland of Kilbane. Here, before the Penal Days, a thatched Catholic Church existed. St. Finbarr officiated there. The church was situated about one hundred yards from the main road. The church road is very ancient. It leads to Rathcullen, the alleged birthplace of St. Finbarr. Traces of the churchyard still remain. By the church road the O'Mahony forces are said to have marched on their way to the battle of Clonfarf. The bridal path from the crossroads through Clashanafrin to upper

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