School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Location:
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Liam Ó hAodha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 466

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There is an old castle in Nolans of Kellistown. It was built about 300 years ago. It was built of stone and clay. There are three banks about it, and there is about five feet of water in them. A man lived in this, and it was he who put the name "The Castle Field", on this field. The banks were put there so that the animals would not break the walls.

Collector
Patrick Rossiter
Gender
male
Address
Johnstown, Co. Carlow
Language
English

There is a ruined castle in Brown's Hill. Hundreds of years ago a Druid used to visit this castle. There is a well in the bottom of it now. It is said that the Druid was buried in Brown's Hill, under a very large stone