School: An Clochar, Oileán Ciarraí (roll number 14952)

Location:
Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An tSr. Caoimhín

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Penal Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0447, Page 133

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In the Penal times, mass used to be said beside the old metal bridge, in the townland of "Bailie-na-Ceardchan", in Knocknagoshel. The bridge is there still, and the place is called "Inse-an-Aifrinn".
One day as the priest was fleeing, after saying mass at "Inse-an-Aifrinn", he met a labourer, who told him, that the red-coats were searching for him. The man also told him, to change clothes with him, and flee for his life. This being done, the labourer ran towards a nearby river,

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Collector
Bridie Carmody
Gender
female
Informant
Mr Thomas Wren
Gender
male
Address
Ballyduff, Co. Kerry
Language
English