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

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

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Famous Stones

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 372

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An immense stone in an old farmyard (situated on the farm of Mr. Miah McCarthy, Clashanafrin) bears faint traces of what are supposed to be Ogham signs inscribed by the monks of Kilcrea.
In an old fort in Castleinch, built & inhabited by the Danes, a stone plate bearing Ogham writing, was discovered by Rev. Father Coaklay (C.C. of Ovens about 20 years ago). The plate was removed by University A. S. sent to Dublin.
In the extreme western boundaries of Farran, on the farmlands of Mr. Cornelius O'Connor (Knockshanivee is a very fine specimen of an old Danish rath. A beautiful cool breeze blows across the rath, even on the warmest day in Summer. There is a remarkable difference in temperature between the atmosphere of the rath & the surrounding fields. Very clear samples

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