School: Clara (roll number 16116)

Location:
Clara Upper, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Máire Ní Mhathúna

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Historic - A Local Mass Rock

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0859, Page 377

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In the Penal Days, Mass was said at the Rock in Rathcash, Clara in a field in Mr. Byrne's Farm. People from this side of the Parish attended Mass by stealth and the priest hid in the houses of the neighbours.
The Rock is still to be seen.

Collector
Mollie Brennan
Gender
female
Informant
Martin Brennan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Occupation
labourer
Address
Rathgarvan or Clifden, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English