School: Carysfort, Arklow

Location:
An tInbhear Mór, Co. Chill Mhantáin
Teacher:
T. E. McAdoo
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0923, Page 136

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  1. On the strand near our house at Askintinny is a rock leaning out over the sea. It is called The Hanging Stone. It is supposed to be the place where Irish people were hung long ago.
    On Arklow Rock there is a large stone. It is called the, The Finger Stone. A giant is said to have thrown it from Tara Hill. The mark of his two fingers are in it.
    The road from Arklow into Wexford was formerly called The Coach Road. before any trains or motor cars were thought of the people travelling from place to place had to go by coach. They generally went by that road. The coaches were often held up and the travellers robbed.
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    Topics
    1. áit-spás-timpeallacht
      1. seanchas áitiúil, dinnseanchas (~10,595)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Chapman
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Easca an tSionnaigh, Co. Chill Mhantáin
    Informant
    Mr E. Chapman
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Easca an tSionnaigh, Co. Chill Mhantáin