School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Mass Rock

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 531

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In olden days in Ireland the priests had to take to the hills, to escape the "Red Coats". The rocks on which the Priest said Mass were called "Mass Rocks". At the present day one can be seen about seven miles from here at Corrig-Mo-Cléir. The people used to collect at that rock to hear Mass. They used to attend from all over the neighbourhood, while others would act as scouts, in case there would be an invasion of the "Red Coats".

Collector
Nellie Davis
Gender
female
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Davis
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Language
English