School: Kilclonfert

Kilclonfert, Co. Offaly
T. Mainséal

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0803, Page 271

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A particular custom is observed in this locality especially among members of the Roc family and their connection. No meat is taken on St. Stephen's day and there is a pious belief that anyone who observes the fast will be saved from all contagious disease throughout the year. The origin of the fact is obscure but it is very faithfully kept by members of the above family.