School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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Colonel Knox

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 130

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Colonel Knox
1. Name of the person I got the story from: John Mulloy
2. Address: Killogeary Carrowmore - Lacken
3. Age: 64 years
4. Birth place: Killogeary
5. Occupation: Farming
6. Where he spent his life: Lacken
7. The date this was written 5. 3. 38

The Story
About seventy years ago Colonel Knox lived in Castlelacken. The small chapel that was in it at that time consisted of a floor of sand built on the meiring of Colonel Knox's estate.
There had been a back door on the church leading from the north gable to Colonel Knoxe's wood, and when the parish priest wanted to go to the church he used to go in on that door, and in order to prevent him from doing so the Colonel got a mason to build a high wall in front of the door. Soon afterwards some

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Collector
Eileen Mulloy
Gender
female
Informant
John Mulloy
Gender
male
Age
64
Occupation
farmer
Address
Killogeary, Co. Mayo
Language
English
Location
Castlelackan Demesne