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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 343

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The townland of Ballygroman is situated on the southern bounds of Ovens, about nine miles from Cork.
In ancient times a robber named Groman lived here. He plagued the farmers, stealing their horses, cattle, etc. One night he sent his daughters to steal some sheep from a neighbours pasture.
When the girls returned they found their home razed to the ground whilst no trace could be found of their father.

Informant
William Fahy
Gender
male
Age
60
Occupation
farmer
Address
Kilcrea, Co. Cork
Language
English

A great hollow situated in Ballygroman is known as "Poll i gCrómán"

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