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When the priest was saying mass a robber came and stole the mare and foal. But when he was passing the quarry which was in front of the church, the priest was at the door of the church and he shouted after him "God mend thee"
At that moment the thief fell dead off the mares back down the rocks and left the mark of his stick on the rock. The mare and foal also slipped and left the marks of their hooves on the rocks. All the marks are to be seen there still. The townland got its name from the words of the priest.
Everyone in the village knows this story
Magines Cross is situated about one mile north of the village and about two
- Anthony Critchley
- Damastown, Co. Dublin