School: Yellow Furze

Location:
Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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The Priest's Cave

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 233

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In Rollenstown a half mile from Beauparc Station there is a cave in a field.
It is fairly large and there are 3 apartments in it.
One would have to crawl on ones hands and knees for about 7 or 8 yards and then one could stand up.
It would hold about 20 or 30 people.
In that place the priests used to say Mass in Penal days.
There is very bad air in it and one would have to bring fresh water in and a light also.
This cave is to be seen yet and it is beyond in a feild which belongs to Mr. Austin.
In that time it was called "The Priest's Cave",
People say that priests were buried in it in olden times.

There is also a mind in Mr. Austin's

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Collector
Veronica Quinn
Gender
female
Informant
Miss Donnelly
Gender
female
Language
English