School: Donard

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0914, Page 008

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At Athgraney

Between Donard and Hollywood village, by Hollywood Glen Rd on the lands of Mr Mc Cormack is a circle of Piper's Stones. Close to these on the north is a large granite boulder with a channel or groove cut north to south crossed in the center by another channel from east to west. This is supposed to be a sacrificial stone. "The Pipers played and the young ladies danced so merrily that fire came from somewhere and burned them ( Pipers and Dances) all up".
(Told to me by Mrs Toomey who lived close by in a farmers house with her husband)

Informant
Mrs Toomey
Gender
female
Language
English

P.S. The Blood of the Victim was supposed to flow north, south, east and west. The offerer was to face the rising sun