School: Naomh Pádraig, Knockvicar

Location:
Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Ceallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0233, Page 570

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Knockvicar is the name of a townland which means "The Bishop's Hill". ...

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Knockvicar is the name of a townland which meas "The Bishop's Hill. Long ago a bishop lived, and in a field there is a rock shaped like a chair, which is called the Bishop's Seat.
Mr. Moore's house was the home of the Peyton. family, During the famine years, it was used as a work-house. Underneath the house there are Subterranean passages. There is one passage which is safe enough to go into yet. They were used as cellars, and often as

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Collector
Matthew Mc Kenna
Gender
male
Address
Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon
Language
English