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|12-03-2015, 08:49 PM||#53 (permalink)|
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Baal's Bridge Square
also known as the Balls Bridge Square
Lodge 13 are the proud possessors of an old brass square that was found under the foundations of Baal's Bridge. This Square dated 1507 is reputed to be one of the earliest Masonic items in the world.
The inscription on side 1 is "I will strive to live with love & care" and on side 2 "upon the level by the square"
The old brass square, known as the Baal’s Bridge Square, was recovered from the foundations of Baal’s Bridge in Limerick when the bridge was being rebuilt in 1830. It is inscribed “I will strive to live with Love and Care Upon the Level By the Square” and bears the date, 1507.
This ancient Square, carefully treasured by Lodge 13 is recorded as being presented to Brother Michael Furnell, Provincial Grand Master, by Brother James Pain, (referred to as the Provincial Grand Architect). In 1871, after Brother Furnell's death, his widow presented the Square to Lodge 13 in a beautifully decorated frame along with a drawing of the original bridge. Included in that drawing is a small red square showing the location of the original Square in the foundations of the north-east corner of the bridge. The drawing and the frame in which the Square was presented are now on display in the Centre's Museum. The frame in which the original Square was presented now contains a replica made from a mould taken from the original. (See below)
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