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 05_004

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There is a blessed well to the north of Ballyheigue in a place called Glendahalin and it is called 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 ruin covered with ivy. This the legend states is the ruin of a Convent founded by Saint Dahalen the patron saint of this district.

One certain (story) stormy night a party of pirates sailed into a little bay near by and attacked the Convent. The Community

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Informant
Ned Carroll
Gender
male
Address
Kerry Head, Co. Kerry
Language
English