School: St. Cronan's, Bray

Location:
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Patrick Mac Donnell

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0912, Page 032

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A man named Gallagher was in arrears with his rent and he lived on Lord Powerscourt's estate. He went and begged Lord Powerscourt to give him time to pay. He ordered him to go away but the man knelt on the step of the hall door saying, "For God's sake give me time to pay." Lord Powerscourt again told him to go away but he would not. He then went in and got a gun and shot the man. The imprint of the man's knees remained on the door-step, and also the blood. It did not matter what the Powerscourt did, neither the blood or the imprint could be removed until they asked Father O'Dwyer to remove it. Father O'Dwyer asked for a site to build a church. They consented, so he

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Collector
James O' Toole
Gender
male
Address
Windgate, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr T. O' Toole
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Windgate, Co. Wicklow
Language
English