School: Baile an Chnuich (Hilltown)

Location:
Hilltown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Simon Murphy

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0882, Page 197

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said that they would be too long and that his wife would be worring about him.
So he went home and all in the house was very old his children were grown up and they were only nine or ten years old when he left them. He was greatly surprised when he came in. His wife did not know him and he thought they were tricking him. He thought he was only the week end away and he was years away. His wife asked him what was in the bag and he said there were lots of nice things in it for the children but when he opened it there were nothing in it but dry mud. It is believed ever after that there are fairies in the moat.

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A story is told of '98 that when some British soldiers were making their way from Duncannon to Wexford......

A story is told of '98 that when some British soldiers were making their way from Duncannon to Wexford some of them lost their way and one of them was set upon by some women whose husbands and sons had gone to the battle of Horetown. The beat him and then they got a rope and hanged him from a gate and buried him inside the field, the field is to this day called "The gallows gate field". The rest of the

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