School: Cill Chiaráin

Location:
Kilkerrin, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Caitlín, Bean Uí Chuimín

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St Kieran's Church

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0080, Page 085

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The old church that is in the Kilkerrin cemetry is said to have been built by St Kieran. After some time the Protestants claimed this church as their own, so this displeased the catholics very much.
They decided to destroy the church rather than leave it in the possession of the Protestants. One night a crowd of people came from Cruffan in Newbridge and stoned off the roof of the church and buried the bell in Scregg bog.
After this the Protestants had no more to do with the church. Shortly afterwards they built a Protestant church of their own and this one stands to the present day. It has been converted into a forge by a man named Mr. Feeney.

Collector
Angela Mannion
Gender
female
Address
Lissacarha, Co. Galway
Language
English