School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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A Blessed Well

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_009

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To the north of Ballyheigue, in a place called Glendahalin, there is a well known as Tobar na Súl, in connection with which there is a legend.
On the slope of the steep glen over looking the well, may be seen an old ruin covered with ivy. This the legend states is the ruin of a Convent founded by Saint Dahalen the patron saint of the district.
One certain stormy night a party of pirates sailed from the little bay near by and attacked the Convent. The Com-

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Collector
Eily Godley
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Godley
Gender
male
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English