School: Raheny (1) (roll number 1204)

Location:
Raheny, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
P. Mac Piarais

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There was once a man who lived in a big house in this district, and he had a son. He insisted on his son being a Catholic because he himself was a Protestant. He put his son out of the house and told him not to come inside his gate again. The son answering said "So shall it be that you shall never come out through it." When the father died the son would not let the coffin be brought throuhg the gate, and it had to be taken through the wall. That is why that certain place is called the "Hole in the Wall."

Collector
Gráinne Ní Chaomhánaigh
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Killester, Co. Dublin
Informant
Matthew Mc Breary
Gender
male
Address
Killester, Co. Dublin
Language
English
Location
Raheny