School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Graveyards

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 234

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There are four graveyards in this parish, one at Tashinny another at Togshined and one at Abbeyshrule and one at Abbeyderg. The graveyard at Abbeyshrule is oval shaped on a sandy hill overlooking the Inny river. There are some beautiful Celtic crosses and a very old tomb-stone one hundred and seventy years old over a Bishop Brady's grave. He lived at Knocka. The old house is now in ruins and the property is owned by James Kenny of Antly. There is a well or font on the tomb-stone over the grave. To drop a pin into it and to say some prayers is known to have cured diseases It is said there is a cave under the graveyard where the monks hid their treasures and a tunnel leads from it the

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English