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

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

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Keelmacada

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_036

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In a wild sequestered spot overlooking the bold rugged cliffs of Kerryhead is an old ruin called Keelmacada.
From the few remains that are still left it appears that the place was of some repute in former times and tradition is also rich in the accounts of the place.
Nothing is now left however to indicate of its former glory, save one old crumbling wall formed of immense mountain boulders and surrounding the old tombs, which are still the burial place of the Corridon family.
The tombs which are three

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Thomas Bowler
Gender
male
Age
80
Language
English
Location
Glenderry