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

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Ovens, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Maud Mc Guire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 401

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St Loughdean's Well, now situated at Greenafh (Co Cork) is supposed to have moved about one hundred years ago from its original bed at Donoughmore to its present location...

St Loughdeen's Well, now situated at Greenagh (Co Cork) is supposed to have moved about one hundred years ago from its original bed at Donoughmore to its present location.
The phenomena is accounted for as follows.
Rounds were paid to the holy well on the twenty fourth of June. The Pattern Day became so popular that a Dancing Platform & Refreshment booths were set up near the Well. Local people were scandalised by the unruly scenes, which followed these innovations.
On one occasion a dispute arose, & fighting soon became so fierce that the waters of the well were dyed with blood of struggling men. At length the disturbance was quelled & visitors & natives dispersed.
On the following morning, a farmer residing in the neighbouring parish of Greenagh, arose early to tend his cattle. He drove the animals to the eastern boundary of a pasture field. Here to

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Informant
John Dorney
Gender
male
Age
61
Occupation
stationmaster
Address
Killumney, Co. Cork
Language
English