School: Yellow Furze

Location:
Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 308

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where it is supposed to be still. It was about 4 feet square, and about 2 feet deep. There were a few Ogham characters on this one too.

Tobar Finian is the name by which a field in the townland of Smythstown, is known. There is a swampy hollow in one end of the field, but ther is little trace of any well in it at present, although it possessed the reputation during past years, of being a very reliable source of water during the depth of Summer, when water was often a valuable and a precious thing.

It must have been a holy well during the past ages, and as the name indicates, it must have some connection with St. Finian.

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