The Legend of the Ringsend Chalice
The story goes back four hundred years when a Catholic Friar from the West of Ireland was given the Chalice in his ordination and used it to celebrate his masses.
However when Cromwell ruled Ireland he decreed that all Friars be deported from Ireland hence this Friar was deported from Dublin by ship. As the ship sailed from the port of Ringsend a large crowd had gathered along the shore. Fearing that the Chalice would be robbedon board the Friar decided to throw the Chalice into the crowd where it was caught by an onlooker and kept sfe by a family for generations. As times were very hard for the family it was faith that prevented them from selling the Chalice for food and clothing.
Eventually the Chalice was bequeathed to St. Patricks Church Ringsend where it is now used continuously for its original purpose that of celebrating mass.
Thanks God to the family that kept the Chalice safe!