When St. Patrick came to the hill outside Limerick city, we are told he greatly admired the view and prayed God to help him to get his name honoured on this spot.He preached from it and blessed the hill. He caused to be erected a school and Church.The story with regard to the first superior is this.
A young boy named Nessan was anxious to show respect to Patrick. He brought to the Saint a roasted lamb. Before Patrick had partaken of the dainty dish others more hungry than himself came alone and Patrick asked the boy if he could give his gift to the poor.The boy Nessan, though giving willingly of what he had was disappointed that the Saint did not eat and Patrick blessed him and said his name would be famous. This story is told here as if it actually happened in Glin.