School: Boston (roll number 10212)

Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare
Bean Uí Dhocharthaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 104

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  1. A boy named Dugan or Duggan over was employed as a herd on the farm now owned by Berney McEvoy, Drinnanstown Rathangam. The portion he herded his between me enjoys house and the banal. On his way home with cows each evening a black bat appeared to him. The boy became troubled as the cat often spoke to him so he went to the Parish Priest who lived in Kildare. Priest and people gathered to see the cat. The cat could be heard speak but could not be seen. The Priest requested some one to question the cat. Some one suggested a man named Dugan (Dugan) doing so. But the cat answered there was too much sin there and he (the cat) would not speak with that person. The boy Duggan
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Nora Stapelton
    Feighcullen, Co. Kildare