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- The Brazzills of Cullane, in this parish, were noted for their charity and generosity to those in want. They were rich farmers, dairying over thirty cows. The poor scholar was welcome. He received the best they could give and the house became a school. Often two teachers were there together, and the boys and girls flocked to Brazzill's for education.
Denis Kilmartin who came from Newport in Co. Tipperary was one of those teachers who visited Brazzills. It seems, a very close friendship sprang up between the family and Kilmartin who settled down in this part of the country. He taught school for some time in Glenbrohane and his sister Jane Kilmartin, afterwards Mrs Tom Kerr, taught in Ballylanders. When the schools were brought under the National Board of Education Tom Kerr and Mrs Kerr were appointed teachers to the Ballylanders Schools.
Den Kilmartin was a poet of no mean order. He could compose freely on any incident great or small. He was especially good in his bowls of punch of which he was unfortunately too fond and which proved alas too much for him - he died a young man but a(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)Tras-scríofa ag duine dár meitheal tras-scríbhneoirí deonacha.