School: An Daingean, Cuinche

Location:
Dangan, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Stiofán Mac Clúin, Treasa Ní Chonmara

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0596, Page 012

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30'4'38 Story told by Mr. Casey.Roulterer, Roche's Street,Limerick
Years ago a pattern used to be held I St John's Day near the Abbey of Quin.A huxter from Limerick City used to attend the Pattern every year.At that time there were no enclosing walls around they abbey grounds ,nor gates in the entrance to the abbey itself.This old man had a great fancy for ornamental stones or carved stones .he found one in Quin Abbey and took it away with him to Limerick City.
and deposited it in the backyard with a heap of other stones.Some years later Mr Casey was reconstructing his residence and required some stones .he heard that the huxter mentioned above had some stones for sale.he purchased them and brought them to his own place.Amongst them he found a stone about eighteen inches long and nine inches wide on which was beautifully carved a cat with two tails.When the old man was questioned about the remarkable stone he remembered having brought it from Quin Abbey Mr.Casey related that the story of the stone is as
follows :When dinner was laid one day in the refectory in Quin Abbey,one of the monks was ill and unable to leave the dormitory .The monk sitting next the absent monk not only partook of his own

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Informant
Mr Casey
Gender
male
Occupation
merchant
Address
Roches Street, Co. Limerick
Language
English