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 06_024

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There are two grave yards in the parish of Ballyheigue. One of them is situated in the town land of Keel. There was a monastery there long ago, but it is now in ruins. It is said that Bishop Erc lived in the monastery, it was he who baptised St Patrick. The Corridon family are buried in Keel now, and before any of them dies a light is seen and this foretells that one of them is to die whether it is here or in America or far off Australia. The Banshee or Caoine is also heard beside

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