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- A long time ago it was said there was a well in Ossory shaded by a rowan tree. When the berries became ripe they would drop into the waters and be eaten by the salmon that lived in the well. Red spots would then appear on the fish and they received the name of Salmon of Knowledge.
It was not easy to catch these salmon. At any sign of danger they would retreat into the cavern from which the waters flowed that supplied the well.
Sometimes however, a salmon was caught. Then the fisherman as soon as he had eaten it(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.