In the time of the "White Boys", a poor widow's son in Kinnaird, Glin, was arrested. The Knight of Glin was then very powerful. He had land from Glin to Killbraderan, and from Glin to Ballylongford.
The Knight of Glin, happened to be in London when the case was tried in Tralee.
The Knight returned just as the sentence of death was being passed on the boy.
He went into Tralee courthouse, stuck his sword in the wooden pillar and demanded that the case should be called again.
The judge did so and the boy was brought home triumphantly in the Knights own carriage and restored to his widowed mother.
This act, as well as others, won the affection of the "Glinsters" for the Knights of Glin.