The clan of the O'Keeffes lived at or near Cullen.
It is said that the priest could not commence to
celebrate mass until all the O'Keeffes were present.
One morning, the priest came on the altar, and
asked "were the O'Keeffes present." They were not, but
toward the middle of mass, they arrived with thier
dogs. a lady of the O'Keeffes, during mass, showed
some disrespect toward the priest when he referred to
the dogs being in the sanctuary, one of which had
It is said "the priest cursed them for seven
generations" and that dogs go through the air
howling when one of the O'Keeffes are to die.
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