School: Valleymount

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Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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Local Ruins in Rathballey Long

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 031

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There is a house in Rathballey Long. It was formerly the dwelling-house of people named Wills. It was a three storey house, the roof of which was slated. It was overlooking Baltiboys Holleywood road. The ruin is now owned by Capt. E S Hornidge Talfarris house. There is another ruin in Rathballey Long also. It was called Windsor Castle. There was a fairyrath about it somewhere.
There is a ruin near Poulaphouca. People named Healy's lived there. It was situated near the river. The coach passed by it. The coach passed from Dublin to Baltinglass. The coach road was beside the house that time. There was no main road by Poulaphoca that time.
Mr Dunne lived in it. Mr Michael Mooney who is about eight years dead lived in later.
It can be seen from Valleymount Holleywood road. My father was led astray in its grounds one night. There was an avenue up to it.
Grass is grown over the avenue now.

Collector
Peggy Perry
Gender
female
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr George Perry
Gender
male
Age
61
Occupation
smith
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Language
English