School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

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Grange, Co. Limerick
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Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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A Chariot Race

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 426

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A Chariot Race

In some histories dealing with Pagan Ireland mention is sometimes made about Monasteranenagh, in the Co. Limerick.
This name is supposed to be Monaster-an-Aonaig - or the Monastery of the Fair, and was supposed to be built on the old fair green of Clocar near Dromin Church which is situated about 4 miles south-west of Bruff and about 3½ miles north west of Kilmallock.
At Monaster-an-Aonaig great feiseanna and meetings - at which all grades of society met for pleasure and skill - used to be held long ago.
Horse racing - and chariot racing - formed the principal items in the programme at the Aonac.
Once it is stated Fionn and his men paid a visit to the King of Cashel who took them to the Aonac at Clocar near Dromin.
A great chariot race was held in honour of Fionn and the King.

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John Clancy
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carpenter
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Grange, Co. Limerick
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English