School: Drummond

Location:
Drummin, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
P. Ó Murchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0903, Page 466

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When the English soldiers came to this district first, they forbade anyone to go the roads they always went either to town or to Mass. People made mass paths. One mass path was down beside our haggard over the bridge up at the back of the factory in Poulmounty through a hilly field called the Big Field out through Mr Murphy's field across to Doyle's field and out at the chapel in Drummond

Collector
Mary Irwin
Gender
female
Address
Bigwood, Co. Wexford
Language
English

There are Raths or fairy forts all over Eire. In our district they are called raths. The people who live near the raths or who own the land where they are built are careful not to disturb them. If they plough the field where they are, they never go near the rath because they say the fairies live there and if they disturb them some ill will happen or bad luck will follow. According to Thomas Gahan there is a famous rath in Ballyleigh called the rath of Yoc. It is circular in shape. There was a grove near it at one time and also a chapel. It is likely, that all these forts were really holy places or places of worship.

Collector
Daniel Fluskey
Gender
male
Address
Ballynacoolagh, Co. Wexford
Language
English