School: Scoil na mBráthar, Portlaoighse

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0834, Page 314

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A priest threw a chalice into St. Fintans Well at Cromogue, after this the same priest came to the well to get the chalice but without success. Instead of the chalice he saw a blue fish and anybody who sees the fish is said to be cured.

In Maryborough in 1704 there is a reference to Mass houses as late as 1694. The site of this Mass-house is supposed to be a burial-ground enclosing the square tower of the former Protestant church. On the right hand side of the road as one goes from Borris towards Mountmellick the ruins of a thatched chapel is pointed out in a field belonging to Mr. Jessop. About

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Collector
Tadhg Ó Duinn
Gender
male
Address
The Heath, Co. Laois
Informant
Mr T. Dunne
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
The Heath, Co. Laois
Language
English