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

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

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Legend of Tobairín Beannaithe Dé

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 360

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During the Penal Days a very feeble old priest was pursued for miles by military forces from Ballincollig Barracks, through the glens of Scornac. At length he eluded his enemies & made his way over rough boulders to reach a point from which he could distinctly hear the refreshing sounds of running water. He came upon a tiny stream in which he washed his numerous wounds. They were instantly cured. The stream, almost at the identical same moment -changed into the form of a well - The water has a peculiar shade - It is known by the natives of Scornac as Tobairín Beannuighthe Dé.

Informant
Patrick O' Connell
Gender
male
Age
51
Occupation
mechanic
Address
Lisheens, Co. Cork
Language
mixed