School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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The Penal Days

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 031

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About three miles from here there is a townland called Creaghlaghta where there was an altar cut out of the trunk of a tree. There was also a hole made in this rude altar which served as a holy-water fount. It was a big oak tree and it is still to be seen. There is a fort near it which in olden times was called "The Black Fort".
Here in this quiet place Mass was celebrated in the Penal Days.
Mass was not said very often as the priest was hunted from place to place.

Collector
Maisie Mc Nerney
Gender
female
Age
11
Address
Fostragh, Co. Longford
Collector
Mary Ann Smyth
Gender
female
Age
11
Address
Glenmore, Co. Longford
Informant
Mr John Murphy
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Fostragh, Co. Longford
Language
English