School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 197

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 197

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    Every three years a bright light is seen on the rock and the blood-stains shine like stars.
    Ten pounds were given to a man from Galway called James Brown for spying on a young priest from Co.Mayo.
    (Fuair mé an sgéal seo ó mo athar)
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  2. O weep those days those penal days
    When Ireland hopelessly complained

    Surely it is no wonder that they would complain, if all we hear is true, that Cromwell came from England to tremple on our religon and brought with him the Carters and Welbys and Shan na Saggart, his real name was John Moloney and his name was so much hated among bishops and priests that any man of his name could not be ordained, he gave five pounds for the head of a priest as well as for the head of a wolf.
    In those times there was no road between Ross-Cahill and the
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. penal times (~4,335)
    Kathleen Joyce
    Oughterard, Co. Galway
    Mrs Callaghan