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School: Clochar na Toirbhirte

Location:
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Sr M. Gráinne

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The Story - Rian Bó Phádraig

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0635, Page 90

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There was an old road leading from Cashel to Ardmore called Rían Bó Padraig. Only a few traces of this road can be traced at the present day. There are portions of it near Deerpark Lismore. It is an ancient of the tribes who were in Ireland long ago.

This is a story I heard about it. St Declan preached the true faith in Ardmore, Clashmore, Grage, and the Old Parish. Before St. Patrick came to Ireland. He did not come to the County Waterford or to the Déisí as it was then called because St Declan was teaching there.
When St Patrick came to Cashel he wished to make friends with St Declan. He sent word to him to come to Cashel, as he wished to know if he were

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Collector
Peggie O' Brien
Gender
female
Address
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mr G. O' Brien
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Language
English