School: Donard

Location:
Donard, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
T. Moynihan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0914, Page 002

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About one quarter of a mile due north of the little village of Donard and adjoining Donard Demesne (owner Mrs Davidson) at the foot of a sloping field gushes forth a spring known as "The Holy Well" at the foot of the Holy Hill. Here St Palladius baptised 500 in a day. He also built a church and left St Sylvester in charge ( no trace of the church remains)
A few yards south of Donard Village in the graveyard to the right of door of Old Church standing there, it's a very peculiar grave stone lying flat. This is known as the grave of St Sylvester.
(Told to me by Mr John Allen Donard and the late Doctor Allen Do.)

Informant
John Allen
Gender
male
Address
Donard, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Doctor Allen
Gender
male
Address
Donard, Co. Wicklow
Language
English