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- The Priest and the Babies
People say that a parish priest and a curate were living together at Swords. The parish priest was a very stern man and he would not allow his curate to go out after a certain hour at night.
One night a sick call came very late. The parish priest would not go nor would he let the curate go. The curate said that he would go as it was his duty. “If you go you won’t come back here,” the parish priest replied. The curate went. When he was crossing Killeek bridge near St Margaret’s he met two little children one was carrying a lighted candle and the other wasn’t. He asked them why both had not lighted candles. They said that one had got ‘Private Baptism’ and that the other(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.