School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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In Penal times priests used to say Mass in caves, ...

In Penal times priests used to say Mass in caves, and in the open air. People used to follow the priest to hear Mass, and more people used to stay on guard so as to tell the priest if the enemy was coming.
One man named Tomás Mór lived in Deelin. He spied on Father Murphy and got £300 for his head. The priest was saying Mass opposite my grandfather's house up the mountain when the enemy killed him. The priest was buried where he was killed. Some people say the priest was not buried in it. Tomás Mór changed his name and went to America.

Collector
Maureen Linnane
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Linnane
Gender
male
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English