School: Coillte Clochair (B.) (roll number 1649)

Location:
Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Domhnall Ó Gallchobhair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0195, Page 025

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Mrs. James McMorrow... tells about a rock near Matthew Keaney's house where there used to be Mass said. It was the time of the Penal Laws and the priests were on the "run". There is a path up to it, now covered with heather and on this path the priest and the people used to go up to it.
After some time the priest stopped saying Mass and Matthew Keaney built a byre on to one end of the rock. He used to put his cattle into it at night but the next morning they were all dead. Any cattle he ever put into it he got them dead in the morning. On this account he tossed it and built it someplace else. The rock is still to be seen.

Collector
Hugh Mc Morrow
Gender
male
Address
Sraduffy, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Mrs James Mc Morrow
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Sraduffy, Co. Leitrim
Language
English