School: Grianán (roll number 13178)

Location:
Greenans, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máiréad Bean Uí Riagáin

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Graveyards

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0094, Page 167

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Turlough is the name of the parish in which I live. There are two graveyards in this parish, there is one in Turlough and the other is in Knock a-lanna

There is a ruin of an old chapel beside the graveyard in which some people are buried. Most of the people of this parish are buried in Turlough graveyard. There is also a round tower near the graveyard.
There is another graveyard in Knock a-lanna. Long ago little children used to be buried there. Some people say that it was only unbaptised that were buried there.
Long ago a man was passing a graveyard at midnight he saw to people fighting he thought it was the devil and God fighting for hte souls but it was two men who had been playing cards and won a lot of lot of [sic] money and they were fighting over the division of it.
Mary Healy
Pontoon
Foxford
7-4-1938

Collector
Mary Healy
Gender
male
Address
Pontoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English