School: Kilmore Convent School

Location:
Kilmore, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Sr. Lorcan Ní Riain

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Tragedy

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0877, Page 162

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Tragedy.

There was a priest living in Kilmore in the time of Cromwell 1649-50. Cromwell had a hatred for Catholics as he was another religion so he killed any catholic he could catch.
This Priest was in ambush in a field near Sarshill as he heard Cromwell was near.
He hid in the bushes.
There was a man who was very fond of money Cromwell asked him did he know where the priest was hiding and he told on the priest. Of course he received a reward. Cromwell hanged the priest in an elm tree at the place called Cullen's Cross near "Sarshill". It is since called "Gallows Green" about a quarter of a mile from Kilmore Village.
Above material supplied by,
Mr. John Devereux,
Ballask,
Kilmore,
Co. Wexford

Informant
Mr John Devereux
Gender
male
Address
Ballask, Co. Wexford
Language
English