School: Raheny (1) (roll number 1204)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0792, Page 265

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When Cromwell was executing the Catholics the nuns in the convent of Killester were flying from the convent to safety and the soldiers tried to kill them. A very holy nun named Ester was escaping, and the soldiers cried out "Kill Ester". The holy nun was killed. From that onward the place was called Killester.

Collector
Gráinne Ní Chaomhánaigh
Gender
female
Age
circa 13
Address
Killester, Co. Dublin
Language
English
Location
Killester