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

Ovens, Co. Cork
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.

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

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