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The Faithlegg "dungeon"

We often fear what we don't know, have never experienced or what is new and different. As free ranging children of the 1970's one of the more mysterious and fear inducing encounters must have been in what was then called the "Oak Woods" but what is now part of Faithlegg Golf Club.
The Oak Wood was part of the Cornelius Bolton's Faithlegg estate planted in the late 18th C. It was partially felled when the estate was sold to the De La Salle brothers in 1936 and they in turn cleared the last of it during the Emergency. A plantation of pine trees had grown thick and dense over the area by the time I was a youngster.
Part of the old roadway network in the community took you through the woods, which traversed the Marsh and the Glen. It continued via a laneway, skirting the boundary on the right of the present Park Rangers football club, into the woods. The road twisted and turned through a canopy of densely planted pine, that allowed precious little light in and the b…

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