School: Holy Faith Convent, Kilcoole

Location:
Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Sr M. Eithne

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0928, Page 035

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Near Leabeg on the road to Newcastle. There is a field and in the corner of this field there is a group of palm trees.

People use to say that there was lovely music heard there sometimes. One day a woman was going through the field it was a lovely summers day the sun was shining beautifully on the trees. She looked towards the trees and saw a priest dressed in purple vestments and two altar boys with.
It is said that the priest said mass there in the penal days and that there was a graveyard there. All traces of graveyard have disappeared.

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