School: An Clochar, Dún Mór

Location:
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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Rathmoylan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0652, Page 156

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I live in Rathmoylan, about twelve miles from Waterford City. The town land lies in the Tramore-Carbally Parish and in the Barony of Gaultier.
Long ago Rathmoylan was called Ráth Faoláin and is still called so by the old people living in the surrounding districts.
Years ago Rathmoylan was a large village consisting of a monastry, castle, shops and numerous houses.
Kings by the name of Whelan lived there for hundreds of years. These kings dwelt in a large castle which was built in the same field as the monastery. No ruins of the castle now remain. The kings when going to war used to bury their treasure in the neighbourhood. Where about one hundred years ago a man knocking an old wall found a crock of gold.
The monastery was dedicated to St John the Evangelist. Its ruins are still in good condition except the roof which is missing. The altar was east. The entrance gate and piers are still to be seen, and also the remains of the secret road leading to the old church. The last public burial took place there about twenty-eight years

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Collector
Kathleen O' Brien
Gender
female
Address
Rathmoylan, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mr O' Brien
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Rathmoylan, Co. Waterford
Language
English
Location
Rathmoylan