School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
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pets. There is a story told of a night hunt after a fox. Long ago, when the kennels were in Burton Hall, a great disturbance was heard amongst the hounds, one night. The huntsman going out to see the cause found a fox on the top of the wall above the dogs. He went and called Mr. Burton, who was "Master of the Hounds" He had a couple of hunters brought out at once. He released the hounds, and a great chase began, which ended in a blacksmith's cabin in Co. Wexford, where the fox took cover for safety.

There is a man named Mr. Wright, in Prumplestown, who has over twenty cows. There are names on every one of them. When the man, who looks after them, goes for them, he calls then by their names, and the cows come to him. They are put in houses called cowhouses, and are tied with a chain around the neck.

John Lennon
Burtonhall Demesne, Co. Carlow