School: St Pappan's, Ballymun

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Ballymun, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
M. O' Riordan

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Sir Charles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0792, Page 315

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Sir Charles
At Santry Demesne about one hundred years ago Sir Compton Domville gave orders to all gate lodge keepers on the estate not to allow his son, Charles, to gain access to any part of the estate under pain of instant dismissal.
One day, as Sir Compton was walking down the avenue, he met his son, Charles on a hackney car driven by a Dublin Jarvey. He stopped him and asked how he got inside the walls. Charles made answer and said "I got in, the way you will not get out when you die," (meaning through the gate of course) When his father died Charles remembered what his father had done to him. He locked all the gates so that the funeral could not pass through. He broke down the wall between Santry

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Informant
Matthew Lawless
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Santry Demesne, Co. Dublin
Language
English
Location
Santry Demesne