School: Inis Mac ón Tír (roll number 12854)

Location:
Inishmicatreer, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Muireann Bean Uí Chuinneagáin

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Culture of Cong

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 132

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Cong Augustinians - proficient in history, poetry, psalmody, music, sculpture, illumination of books and skilled in metal work engraving, inlaying and designing in bronze, gold, enamel, and in wood-cutting and Harp-making.

Professors Names-
(1) FLANAGAN O'DUFFRY (?)
Chief doctor of the Irish in literature, poetry, history and science.
(2) O'SULLIVAN-
Professor of singing, Harp-making

(3)
MAURICE (Son of Roderic O'Connor)
Psalm singing and poetical composition

Crasheens
THE CRESHEENS-
Name applied to the little crosses and stones heaped together as memorials as each cortege passes in the old funeral-road (Now cut off and made part of the demen) east of Cong. The Augustinians came as far as this with Processional Cross of Cong to meet every corpse, and at their expulsion meeting a funeral for the last time. Lord Abbot formed a Cross of branches and set it in the wall and said
"Thus let it be done for all time"

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