School: Donore (roll number 6668)

Location:
Donore, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Maighréad Nic Eóin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0682, Page 043

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Rocks

There is a rock near my home called the "white Rock", and there is a cave in it called the "Cobblers' Cave". Long ago it was said that there were fairy cobblers and if you brought your boots up in the evening they would be mended by morning. Inside the cave on the level face of the rock there are marks where they sharpened their awls.
On the top of this rock my father found a stone axe which must have been there many years.
Dr. Mahr heard of the find and he came down to see it. He thought it the most perfect one he had seen. He asked my father to loan it to him and it is now in the Museum in Dublin.
Agnes Taaffe (Scolaire)
Newtown,
Donore,
Drogheda
Got from Wm. Taaffe, Newtown, Donore, Drogheda, (aged 60)

There is a rock about two miles from Donore, Drogheda and it is called "Carriggubben" which means the rock of the fairies. It runs in a half circle from south west to north east. The face of the rock is covered with rough stones. On the summit of

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Collector
Agnes Taaffe
Gender
female
Address
Newtown, Co. Meath
Informant
William Taaffe
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Newtown, Co. Meath
Language
English