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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 354

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During the Penal Days, fugitive priests sought shelter in the hollows of a rocky hilly district in Ovens known as Scornac. Catholic residents of Ovens kept in touch with them & led them to safety to hiding places in Scornac.
The route was kept very secret for quite a number of extensive holdings in Ovens were occupied by Protestant landlords & the village of Ballincollig, adjoining Ovens, was occupied by the Military. Several priests eluded their pursuers, despite the vigilance of the latter. At length the enemy decided to send a famous

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Informant
Mrs T. Grainger
Gender
female
Age
63
Occupation
widow
Address
Lisheens, Co. Cork
Language
English