He got this story from his mother who got it from his grandfather then living at Mt. Joseph beside Lord Annaly's place at Luttnellstown near Lucan. His grandfather, a wonderfully healthy old man, when long over eighty years of age walked to and from his work over a mile each way until the week before he died.This story seems to supply the best introduction to the legend of "The Devil's Mill"
Longago there lived near Lucan a Lord (by the ) named Annaly. One day he was fishing, and said to himself if the Devil himself were here he would not catch one, with that a man came down the road,"and passed him the time of day" and then asked for a few casts. The Lord gave him a few, and every time he took out the line he had a fish. Then the lord said in great (s) surprise. "Are you the Devil himself" and he said "yes". So Lord Annaly told him if he was that powerful, to have a mill built and working in the morning. When he looked out next morning the first thing he saw, was the mill built up and working.