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

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

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An Teampall

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 364

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There is a very ancient mound in Castleinch known as An Teampall. It is believed to be the burial place of ancient heros (The Fianna who hunted in Scornac) The inhabitants of Scornac state that they have seen phantom hounds, & hunters assembled in the perfect formation of a regular meet, around the mound on certain nights (Michael Hegarty, (74 yrs of age) Castleinch, vouches a personal experience. He saw a hunt in progress, late on a November night, 20 years ago.
Up to a few years ago a fence surrounded the mound. The owner of the farm in which the mound exists (William Fahy) Castleinch, decided to remove the fence & cultivate the plot. When the first

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