School: Presentation Convent, Lucan

Lucan, Co. Dublin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0793, Page 289

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Crowning a small eminence near the humble and decayed village of Esker...
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perodical assualts by canonical crows of a venerable owl, ever since the ruthless days of Cromwell; and if our oral chronicler has not imposed on us: this aged avis knows more of the history and secret doings of the parish than by any ten persons and has secreted (if our information is worth a jot) in some secure crevice of his habitation a faithful reckoning against lovers and nightly prowlers, intended to be disclosed some day. From a rhythmical document, however, now in our possession, this locality, it would appear, has not always been abandoned to the sombrous matter - fact state of life it at present represents; but, in its time, has had its sylvan inhabitants, its fairy wings

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