School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 027

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There is another holy well in Miss Moore's field on the right(s) hand side of the graveyard, under a thorn bush. This well is cleared out often. It is used for the cure of vomiting.

The Granny's Rock
There are many old historic places in the county of Wicklow to-day:- There is a rock situated on Ballintubber. The Hill is called "Lackens" for shortness. The rock is in the shape of a woman. It was given the title of "The Grannys Rock". The hill was formerly owned by Mr J. Rielly, Ballintubber. It is now owned by Mr D. Healy, Ballintubber. The Rock is overlooking the Valleymount-Hollywood road. It was carved by workmen who worked in a quarry nearby. The quarry was situated at the top of Willses Lane, which is situated near Hump(h)restown House. Mr William Osborne owned Ballintubber quarry. His son now owns Ballinknocken quarry. His son's name is Mr J. Osborne.

Collector
Peggy Perry
Gender
female
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr George Perry
Gender
male
Age
69
Occupation
smith
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Language
English