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 & 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.

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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...

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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Informant
John Dorney
Gender
male
Age
53
Occupation
stationmaster
Address
Killumney, Co. Cork
Language
English