Burke, Anne Celestine, was known to be a beautiful woman with a kind heart. In 1820, a man called Anthony Daly was hanged on the hill at Seefin, overlooking St. Clerans. Daly, who maintained his innocence to his death, was reputed to be the leader of a band of local rebels, was accused of shooting one of the Burke family or the game keeper. On his request, Anne visited the condemned man before his death. Daly told Anne that he bore no rancour against her husband and asked that she look after his daughter, Mymie. The little girl was then cared for by the Burke family.