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

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

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The Old Graveyards

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 03_035

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There are three graveyards in the Parish of Ballyheigue. One is situated about three hundred yards from the village of Ballyheigue.
It is the largest of the three and the people of the Parish are buried there. When any person dies (they) are buried in a tomb and sometimes a cross is erected over the tomb as a sign of respect to the dead person.
Both Catholics and Protestant are buried there. A strange thing about this is, there is a protestant Church in the middle if the Graveyard. When the Crosby family

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Collector
Nora Godley
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Richard Godley
Gender
male
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English