School: Scoil na mBráthar, Portlaoighse

Location:
Port Laoise, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Br. Frampton

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0834, Page 299

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Rathleague is situated about two miles out the New Road. This is how it gots it's name - when the Normans were in Ireland they had many gods. They used have them in forts or raths. They had one at Rathleague in a rath. They used call it rain God. As the Normans did not know much about this part of Ireland they had

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Collector
Liam Blanch
Gender
male
Address
Rathleague, Co. Laois
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Address
Rathleague, Co. Laois
Language
English
Location
Rathleague