School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 19_004

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New Abbey is situated about one mile from Kilcullen. It was owned by the monks and was founded by Fitz-Eustace.
In olden times when the monks had it there was a tunnel running from it to Old Kilcullen. When the Danes would come to plunder the monastery the monks would take the sacred things and bring them through the tunnel to Old Kilcullen for safety.
The monastery is in ruins at present while the present grave-yard lies beside it.
The above story was told by Mr. James Cullen Kilcullen Aged 46 years.

Collector
Maithiú Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr James Cullen
Gender
male
Age
46
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English
Location
Newabbey