School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 071

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" Baile na Stocan " meaning the townland of the little stooks.

6) Glenbride. This is situated about 5 mles from Valleymount. It is derived from the Irish " Gleann Brighde " which means Brigid's Glen.
7) Glenree. This is situated about five miles from Valleymount. It is taken from the Irish " Gleann Rí " meaning the King's Glen.
8) Humphreystown was changed from Baile Mhic Auligh which family once owned that townland.

Mary Quinn
Valleymount
Mrs J. Quinn, Teacher 45yrs

Glenree means the Glen of the Kings and this is the reason why:-

When Red Hugh O Donnell and Art O Neill escaped from Dublin Castle, they fled into the Wicklow mountains and Art O Neill became exhausted and died in the snow in Glenree. His grave may be seen in Glenree. The Wicklow Gap or Tonagee means " Back to

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Collector
Thomas Mahon
Gender
male
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
George Miley
Gender
male
Address
Granamore, Co. Wicklow
Language
English