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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 366

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The annual race for the Hunt Cup was eagerly looked forward to by all the country side. Amongst the competitors were two noted Ovens hunting families, the Hawkes clan of Kilcrea, & the Penroses of Farren. Each family had seven sons, & all were keen hunting men.
Keen rivalry existed between the two families, & this was reflected in the crowd who came to witness the race.
The race was over a cross country course, about four miles. The course was a stiff one, & only the best

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Collector
Nora Mc Carthy
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Clashanaffrin, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr William Fahy
Gender
male
Address
Clashanaffrin, Co. Cork
Language
English