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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 404

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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...
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died, & his relations buried him in the same graveyard as his victim.
A workman, returning to his home at a late hour on the night of the murderer's burial, saw to his amazement, the graveyard moving across the river.
Just before the entire bulk reached the opposite bank, the newly made grave of the murderer detatched itself & remained marooned in the middle of the river, where it may be seen to the present day.
The graveyard is at the opposite side of the river.

A farmer ploughed a field containing a fairy rath (Donoughmore) Suddenly the ground opened, swallowing the man, his horse & plough. The field now remains untilled & cattle avoid it as carefully as humans.

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