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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 351

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The appearance of peculiar lights shining on certain occasions over Kilcrea Abbey is testified to by many residents.
Mr Miah McCarthy (Clashenafrin-65yrs-farmer) states that he saw the lights one evening last winter as he travelled along the Abbey Road. They were seen also by Revd. Father Lynch. C.C. Ovens on several occasions.

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

Tradition tells that the Abbey Bell, which appears is have been remarkable for its sweetness of tone was buried by the Friars, to save it from hostile hands. The exact location is very vague, but very old residents of Kilcrea state that their grandparents frequently related tales of the midnight tolling of the Buried Bell. It was regarded as a warning of some local disaster.