School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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The Redcoats

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 224

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Long ago priests were not allowed to offer sacrifice in a church. If a priest was caught saying Mass he would be killed. So in order to keep the true religion alive in Ireland the priest had to say out behind a hedge on the top of a hill where there would be a good view all around the country to see if there were priest-hunter after them.
Generally the priest would get a stone-flag and place it like a bench so that he could leave the sacred vessels on. Any priest that was caught saying Mass was brought to the hills of Fore.
There, a crowd of soldiers would get a barrel in which

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Collector
Patrick Gilna
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Michae lMc Keon
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English