School: Baile Uí Mheirigín, Merginstown

Location:
Merginstown, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Áine Ní Fhearrachtáin

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Ancient Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0914, Page 302

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There were many prayers which the ancient people of Ireland used to recite at certain times, such as in the morning and at night. These prayers are still recited in many old Catholic homesteads throughout the country. There are also many stories about priests in religion in former times which I heard told by the old people in my district. This is one of them.
There was once a priest who was going on horseback to visit a sick person in his parish. He used to go across a field and through a Protestant man's yard for a short cut
One evening the man who owned the field met the priest at the yard gate and said, "get out of my yard as quick as possible and do not let me see you

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Collector
Joseph Perkins
Gender
male
Address
Merginstown, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mrs Perkins
Gender
female
Age
75
Address
Merginstown, Co. Wicklow
Language
English