School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

Location:
Moyderwell, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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The Priest who Lived in Gortnabroshes, Rathmore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 344

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During the Famine years a priest lived in Gorthnabroshes. His name was Father Fitzgerald. He lived in the parish for about two years and as a result of the Famine he removed to Firies. He build a little lonely road from the public one and the people still call it "bóithrín an tSagairt. About a mile from this district is a Mass rock. There are three holes cut into the rock which are supposed to be the Alter steps. This priest was supposed to say Mass there.

Collector
Eileen Dineen
Gender
female
Address
Gortnaprocess, Co. Kerry
Informant
Patrick Dineen
Gender
male
Address
Gortnaprocess, Co. Kerry
Language
English