School: Damastown (roll number 12327)

Location:
Baile Damail, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath
Teacher:
Delia Wilson
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  1. In my native district there are 3 very old churchyards namely, Rathmolyon, Rathcore, and Ardenew now closed through over crowding and replaced by 2 beautiful new cemeteries. There are some very old monuments in Rathmolyon dating back to Pre Reformation days. There is also a large vault in Rathmolyon where the Fowler family of Rahistown are interred.
    In the Penal times all Catholics who wished to bury their friends in Rathmolyan had to pay 1s for admittance to the Protestant minister. Then the church bell was tolled and a Protestant service held.
    It is said that when Cromwell's army was passing through Rathmolyan After a short time a small headstone was found erected over his grave with the following inscription
    Here lies a man that did no good
    Or if he lived he never would,
    Where he's gone or how he fares
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. earraí
      1. struchtúir de dhéantús an duine
        1. séadchomharthaí (~6,794)
          1. reiligí (~2,501)
    Language
    English
    Location
    Baile Bachaille, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath
    Collector
    Margie Fagan
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Cionn Amhad, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath