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 04_004

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To the north of the school in a place called Glendahalin, there is a blessed well known as Tobar na Súl, in connection with which there is an old legend. On the slope of the steep glen over looking the well may be seen an old ivy clad ruin. This the legend states is the ruin of a Convent founded by Saint Dahalan the patron saint of the district and in which the district takes its name
One certain stormy night a party of pirates sailed into the little bay near by

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Collector
Bridie Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Gender
male
Age
54
Language
English