School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Location:
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Liam Ó Hannáin

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In the Penal Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 024

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During the penal days if priests were caught they usually put to death. In those days mass was said secretly. Some of those mass-rocks are still to be seen. The nearest one to my house is at a place called Clonburn in the County Roscommon. It is about six miles from Ballinasloe. The rock is still to be seen with two steps beside it. There was a hole in the rock beside it and in it the holy water was kept.
It is said that there is a cure in the water that is in the hole of the rock. There is a graveyard about two? yards from it.

Collector
James Connaughton
Gender
male
Address
Cloonark, Co. Roscommon
Language
English