The Wastegrass, its Mass rock and its people

A great insight into a troubled time in Ireland and County Carlow. ‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’. Theodore Roosevelt. Wise words for the times we live in.

Tullow Historian

Situated on a side road to the left of the Tullow to Ardattin road lies the town land known as Crosslow.   Here is found a farm called The Wastegrass, which is now owned by Mrs. Mary Moore.  On this farm lies an example of one of Ireland’s many Mass rocks. 

The story of this Mass Rock, and that of the Moore family, provides an example of the emergence and development of Irish Catholic culture in Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland, in the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, and even in far off Australia.

Christopher P. McQuinn explores this story and its significance.

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