School: Glendalough

Location:
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Bean Uí Ghabhann

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Local Monuments

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 339

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There are a lot of old stones in this parish. There are six or seven stones to be seen along the Green Road. There is a tradition told about these stones. When Saint Kevin died his dead body was carried along the Green Road, as it was being carried some how thorn bushes bowed down in front of the body, and stones were put at the bushes which bowed down.
There is another stone along the Green Road it is called Saint Kevin's Table. the stone is round and very flat.
There is a stone near Saint Kevin's Kitchen it is called the Deer Stone, there is a hollow like a bowl in the stone and it is said Saint Kevin milked a deer there every evening.
There are also stones on the Derrybawn mountain, there is a tradition told about these

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Collector
Máirín Ní Broin
Gender
female
Address
Derrybawn, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Patrick Byrne
Gender
male
Age
40
Occupation
officer
Address
Derrybawn, Co. Wicklow
Language
English