School: Cnoc na Biolaraighe

Watergrasshill, Co. Cork
Dll. Mac Carrthaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0382, Page 118

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  3. XML “A Story of the Gobán Saor”
  4. XML “A Legend of Bartlemy Well”

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  1. (continued from previous page)
    "cam agus díreach." The gentleman said he would send a messenger for it and Goban said no one would get it except himself or the nobleman's son. He sent his son for it and when he arrived at Rathgobane castle, he told the Goban's wife who he was, and what he wanted and as there was no such tool, she guessed what was the matter. There was a great big box with a lid where oatenmeal used to be kept, and there were lots of things in the bottom of it, she told the boy to stoop into the box as it was too deep for herself, to reach the bottom. When he did so, she shoved him into the box, closed the lid, and sent word over to England to his father, telling him his son would remain a prisoner, until her husband would return, and he was back in a very short time.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. About a mile to the north-east from the village of Bartlemy is a holy well. The pattern day of this well occurs in late summer. Some years ago this was a very important event. Large crowds of people from the surrounding districts used to come to pray and five round on that particular day.
    The following ledgend of the orign of Bartlemy well was told by the old people
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
    Kitty Connell
    Condonstown South, Co. Cork
    Patrick O Connor