Local History

Glenville Local History

There are many historic sites in Glenville. There is a Mass Rock in Chimneyfield where the priests used to say mass in Penal times. There is a Famine Walk from the Mass Rock — Carraig an Aifrinn — which was taken by many starving people during the famine. This walk has recently been cleaned up by Glenville Community Council and can now be followed from Carraig an Aifrinn to Doon Well, another historic location. The well is an ancient one and its water is said to have special powers. It is a Glenville tradition to pray there on St John’s Night (23rd June).

St John’s Night is another Glenville Tradition and Glenville people come from near and far to the bonfire which is lit at dusk on that night.

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