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- This story was told to me by an old man - age about 80 years - Con O'Sullivan Ballyshoneen Cross."Long ago there lived in this part of the country a chief, who had three daughters, named Gloíre, Graíne and Nóra. The youngest was Nora. The two eldest became nuns. Nora was given the hill country as her 'portion' and the townland is called ever since Ballinora. Gloíre as I said became a nun and she had a convent in the place now called Kilnaglory. She built a church there, which was called after her. After that the townland was called Kilnaglory. Graíne had a convent in Carrigrohane near the river. She also built a church, and the church was called after her Cill an Ghreathain. Some people call it Killygrawn. The townland was called Cillegrahan after that. Is is wrong to call the place Carrigrohane, as Carrigrohane is only the big rock over the station, and that is called after a family named Rohan who(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Eugene O' Callaghan