School: Ballycar, Cuinche

Baile Uí Chárthaigh, Co. an Chláir
Liam Mac Clúin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0599, Page 143

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0599, Page 143

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  1. During the penal days the poor friars were forced to travel about the country seeking sustenance from the people. They travelled in companies and were disguised. They are now spoken of as a travelling company. Well such a travelling company came to Tulla one time. They were weary and thirsty and being refused the quenching of their thirst, the prophesied that no family in Tulla would ever endure to the third generation. Ever since no business establishment in Tulla has remained in possession of the same family to the third generation. On another occasion a travelling company sought relief in Quin. They were refused bread by the inhabitants. The members of the company were much dismayed, and cursed the people
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