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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 403

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Fairy folk and leprechauns were supposed to revel around a very tiny well in Currabeg (Ovens)...

Fairy folk & leprechauns were supposed to revel around a very tiny well in Currabeg (Ovens).
The water was never used, but a dark scum which appeared at certain periods was gathered at midnight & utilised by old women as cures for Ringworm & Warts.
A wandering tinker, stopped at the well one evening, & washed some articles in it. The following day the well appeared at the opposite side of the field.

Informant
Mrs Patrick O' Mahony
Gender
female
Age
43
Address
Curraghbeg, Co. Cork
Language
English

During the Cromwellian Persecution the following strange happening occurred in connection with a graveyard, situated near the banks of the Lee, a few miles from the city of Cork.
The Parish Priest was murdered by a priest hunter. A few weeks later the murderer

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