School: Cill Dara (Pres. Convent) (roll number 15599)

Kildare, Co. Kildare
Sr. Philomena
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0779, Page 029

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0779, Page 029

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    Prospect, there is still to be seen a square tower, now known as Offaly Castle, this fort was placed here to command an important ford on the adjoining river.
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  2. On what is known as the Island of Lullymore - an oasis surrounded on every side by the Bog of Allen - is the site of an old parochial church of which the foundations are still plainly discernible, in the midst of a burial ground. A Holy Well is said to have been here formerly, but is no longer seen. On a large boulder a foot-print is distinctly marked said to have been impressed on it by St. Patrick, when passing that way.
    About the commencement of the 18th century there was a Religious community here. From the secluded nature of the
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