School: Scoil na mBráthar, Portlaoighse

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0834, Page 332

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across the field in a tree in Clonenagh and it is ever since called St. Fintan's well. There is a great big hole in the tree and it is full up of water. There are bits of rags hanging out of the tree. When people are going on visits to St. Fintans well they bring back pebbles with them. It is said that pebbles will save you from lightning. S Fintan built his church in one day. When he had his church built he changed his horse into a stone. St. Fintan was born in Clonkeen.