School: Church Hill, Cuffe's Grange (roll number 5927)

Location:
Church Hill, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Floinn

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Old Mass Paths

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0854, Page 190

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In the district of Bawn Lusk about a mile from my house there is a rath. It is owned by John Mc Evoy who is a farmer. He never tills it or puts cows on it.
There is an old rotten stump of a tree in the middle of the rath and is surrounded by a thicket. There is a swamp all round outside the thicket.
There is but one way to get in and that is by a big flag laid acrosss the swamp. The flag is balanced on another stone and when a peson went in or out the flag was raised and nobody else could go in or out again.
It is said that mass was said on the stump in the

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Collector
Sean Marnell
Gender
male
Address
Ballybur, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
John Mc Evoy
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Ballybur, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English