Quote from this article:
"Even Asdee may not be entirely unknown in the United States today, since its late parish priest claimed that the hamlet was the home of the ancestors of Jesse James, whom he made a local hero and for the repose of whose soul he celebrated a requiem mass each year. The hamlet now has a Jesse James Tavern and some hope of attracting American tourists."
Curiouser and curiouser!!
Incidentally, I remember the 'moving statues' phenomenon, well, being living there at the time.
Locals were wondering where the flat ground could be found....to build the airport (a reference to Monsignor Horan's travails to develop Knock airport)
Sorry for the thread drift!