School: Kingsland

Kingsland, Co. Roscommon
Pádraig Ó Ceallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 332

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  1. Old graveyards
    There are two old graveyards near my place. One of them is called Kilmanagh or the church of the monk. The village in which it is situated is called after it. The other graveyard is called Cluanshanville. It is a very historic place. There are many stories connected with it. There was a road long ago leading from it to Kilnamangh. The remains of it are to be seen yet. There is an old story told that the friars had a cow and that she used to have three tubs of milk every day. There was a bad woman in the village and she made a bet with the friars that she had a bucket that their cow could not fill. The friars agreed to let her milk the cow She came one evening with a griddle and milked the cow into it. She milked the cow till the cow died. Some time after this they were hunted away from the monastery. They had a great bell in the tower and when they were going they brought it with them. They were hunted down to a bog. When they were going they let the bell fall because it was too heavy to carry. The bell sank down into the ground immediately and the ground closed over it. Where it sank nobody knows but the people say it rings once every seven years. In fact some people have heard
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    1. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. historical and commemorative structures (~6,794)
          1. graveyards (~2,501)
    Patrick O' Connor
    Carrowreagh, Co. Roscommon
    Martin O' Connor
    Knockglass, Co. Roscommon