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Timothy Healy was born in 1893 in Castleinch, not very far from the holy wells. His admirers called him Skillange after a famous race horse. Tim Healy's prowess in running was unequalled in Munster. He won prizes at almost every sporting centre in the province. The following poem extolling his running feats was composed by Mr. Jeremiah Long of Greenfield, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
By the side of the famed holy wells, boys
Where the pilgrim has oft bent the knee.
Our hero Skillange saw the light, boys
In sweet Castleinch by the Lee.