School: Presentation Convent, Lucan

Location:
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Sr Gabriel

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Castletown House

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0793, Page 114

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In Castletown outside Celbridge town there is a castle where lived a gentleman names James Connelly. He kept a very evil house. He held a parties to which he invited no one only bad men. The castle was large and he was obliged to keep a large staff. There were fifty windows in the house.

He was a great huntsman and he boasted that he would hunt with the devil. On the hunt field he met the devil on horseback and invited him back to dinner.
After dinner, they started to play cards and a card fell on the floor. A servant came in

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Collector
Maureen Blake
Gender
female
Address
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mrs Dignam
Gender
female
Age
78
Occupation
farm-labourer's wife
Address
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Language
English
Location
Castletown House