School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

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

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The Penal Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 040

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There was a bell in Colmcille church in the Penal times and it was stolen by the Protestants two or three times and it used to come back ringing in the air and was called the ringing bell. In Carrickathane there is a mass rock. It is supposed that mass was said there in the Penal times. There is a cave in Edenmore hill and priests used to hide in it in penal times.
There is an old lane in Drumberg and is called the mass lane, for mass used to be said there in the Penal times.

Collector
Peter Sheridan
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Carrickateane, Co. Longford
Collector
Ellie Mulligan
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Cloonback, Co. Longford
Informant
Francis Cullen
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Carrickateane, Co. Longford
Language
English