A man from this district once went to Australia As an old man he returned, and came to Newbridge by train. He stayed there in a hotel. For a few nights and then he decided to visit Rathangar to see some friends. He had forgotten the direct road and took across the fields. He travelled through hills + hollows fields and boreens and at nightfall arrived in Boston. He inquired the nearest way to Rathangar off the first person he met and then casually asked where he then was. To his surprise he was in BOSTON. "Oh" exclaimed he, "as tired as I am, and as long as I am journeying I can scarcely believe I have reached Boston and America so quickly."
- May Corcoran
- Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare