School: Donore (roll number 6668)

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

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the rock there is a wall. On the face of the rock facing the north there is a cave about 30 feet from the top, which you reach by a winding path. When you get into the first cave the walls inside are composed of rough rock, and off this cave there are three or four smaller caves. At the lower end, local tradition has it, there was an under-ground passage to Duleek.
Agnes Taaffe, (scoláire)
Newtown, Donore, Drogheda
Got from: Wm. Taaffe (aged 60)
Newtown, Donore, Drogheda

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There is a glen near my home Kellystown, Donore, Drogheda and convenient to it is an old cave under the ground.

There is a glen near my home Kellystown, Donore, Drogheda and convenient to it is an old cave under the ground. It was found when some of the arches fell in and left a hole on top. Some men went down through the opening and they found a build cave about 5 feet high and 6 feet wide and about 10 feet from the entrance. The arch fell in and they could not get any further. They looked around it, but they did not find anything of interest.

Agnes Taaffe (scholáire)
Got from: Wm. Taaffe 9aged 60)
Newtown, Donore, Drogheda

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