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)

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

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