School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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Athassal Abbey

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 319

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Athassel Abbey
Athassel Abbey is situated about three miles from the village of Golden and close to the Banks of the winding Suir.
Long ago this abbey was a very famous place for monks and priests. It was built about five hundred years ago by the Normans. It was burned and then rebuilt again and a legend says that there is a passage under the bed of the Suir to the parish of Knockgraffon. A few hundred years ago there lived in the Abbey a tyrant called the Earl Ruadh this man according to the story refused to give a drink of water to a poor woman. This poor person cursed the Earl and it is said that he died of the thirst.
One night suffering from a great thirst, when he had no wine he asked his servant to give him some drinking water from the river but when the servants went down to

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Collector
Dermot Ryan
Address
Bansha, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr Ned Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Bansha, Co. Tipperary
Language
English
Location
Athasselabbey North