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 06_007

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March 1938
A blessed well
There is a blessed well to the north of this parish about two miles from our school 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 overlooking the well may be seen an old ivy clad ruin of an old convent. One certain stormy night a party of pirates sailed up the little bay and attacked the convent. The community begged for mercy the invaders did not listen

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Collector
Nellie Casey
Gender
female
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Informant
John Casey
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
71
Language
English