The Altar BushThere is a little bush at the end of the hill at John Claffeys. It is called the Altar Bush, because in olden times the priests used to read mass under it. They would not be allowed to read mass int he chapels or they would be blown up. They constantly said mass there until the times were settled.
There is still an echo there. You would hear it when you would be walking past it. It is like the echo you would hear in a chapel._______________ De Lacys CastleOnce upon a time about one hundred years ago, four young men from the parish of Moore came to the Pattern at Clonmacnois to take part in the Pilgrimage. Before they started for home in the evening