School: Presentation Convent, Lucan

Location:
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Sr Gabriel

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0793, Page 288

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Crowning a small eminence near the humble and decayed village of Esker...

Crowning a small eminence near the humble and decayed village of Esker and presenting to the eye a conspicious object in the distance, stand the ruins of St. finan's Church, said to date its origin from a remote period in history. Portions of the side walls are still intact, but it owes its local attraction mainly to a gable shooting perpendicularly upwards in the form of a spine or tower, held together and shielded from the corroding influence of time by a thick coat of ivy. To this 'reverent pile' little matter of modern interest attaches save that according to tradition of the place it has been in the uninterrupted posssession (despite

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Language
English
Location
Esker