Clonsilla has always been a well wooded district. The people from other districts used to come and hide in it in penal times. In Luttrellstown Wood there is a stray sod. Once a man was coming home he stepped on that sod and he kept walking around in a circle till morning. That sod is supposed to be a round circle.Once there was a priest hiding in Luttrellstown. The English knew he was there and they set hounds after him. He went round and round in a circle and then gave a jump to set the hounds off his track that is supposed to be the original of the stray sod. In coolmine woods there is a stray sod it is said that the priest was killed there and anyone who ever steps on a sod where a priest has been murdered will die also.