School: An Chathair Mhór (roll number 13249)

An Cnoc Rua Láir, Co. Chorcaí
Donncha Ó Súilleabháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0274, Page 315

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  1. When Father Devine was here there was a Pound at Cahermore. There was a poor widow at Killaugh and her cow was taken and put into the Pound. I have heard different version's as to Fr. Devine's connection with the Pound for the liberation of the widow's cow. One account says that he broke the Pound and liberated the cow Another says that he spoke to the people re the matter, and that as a result of what he said, the Pound was broken and the cow set free. However there was a warrant for his arrest. The warrant had to be signed by two magistrates. One of whom was named Broderick who was living at Castletown at the time signed it. Puxley was then at Dunboy and the warrant was taken to him for his signature. Puxley said that he did not know Father James Devine at all but that he did know his brother Father Michael, who was at Castletowntown, and from what he knew of that gentleman that he was certain that his brother would stand his trial. Puxley did not sign the warrant.
    When the trial day came the court was to be held at Castletown. Father Devine went
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