Words of Bishop in Old Church

Abstract: Story collected by a student at Mullinahone (C.) school (Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary) from informant James Maher.

Original reference: 0560/6/64

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Words of Bishop in Old Church [duchas:4863085]

In 1750 Archbishop Butler came to give Confirmation in Mullinahone. The priest complained that the people were backbiting each other in Gaelic rhyme. The Bishop said that anyone who in the future backbited would be cursed

"Faid a bheidh cloch ar chloch ar sheana-chloch Muileann na h-Uamhan"

Seana-Cloch referred to is the "Pound" beside which the old Church was situated. "Pound" is often referred to as the "Old Stone".

James Maher,
Kickham St

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Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary
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p. 304
Volume 0560
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Máire Ní Shéaghdha.
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MullinahoneMuileann na hUamhanMullinahoneKilvemnonSlievardaghTipperary
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Original reference: 0560/6/64

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"Words of Bishop in Old Church"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5020925>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Máire Ní Shéaghdha.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
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Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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