School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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Local Ruins

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 018

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Local Ruins
Baltiboys Chapel
There was a chapel in Baltiboys where (here) the grave-yard is now. It is about three miles from Blessington. It can be reached by two roads, through Russborrough and Feather-bed Lane or by Burgage bridge. It is situated to the south of Blessington.

Burgage Castle
There is the ruins of a castle at Burgage about one mile from Blessington. A priest used stay there during Cromwells time and it is said he blew it up. There is a tunnel going from Burgage castle to the Three Castles which is to the east of Blessington.
There is a cross in Burgage grave-yard and it is said That it was put there in the night unknown to the people.
It is said that Captain Smith who owned Baltiboys House made a bet with a gentleman that he would

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Collector
John Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Jack Byrne
Gender
male
Age
42
Occupation
farmer
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Language
English