School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Location:
Killasser, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 105

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Why the Rideóg never grew.

There is to be found in the bog a small plant or tree like a rod with green leaves on it. The old people call it the Rideóg. At the time of Our Lord it was supposed to be the biggest tree growing and called the red oak. The Jews made the cross from it as it was the best timber they could get for the purpose.
On that account a blight came on the Rideóg and now it only grows to a height of about six or seven inches.

Informant
Mrs Mary Peyton
Gender
female
Age
56
Address
Dromada (Gore), Co. Mayo
Language
English

6. The Cross on the asses back.

There was no cross on the asses back until Our Lady and St. Joseph used the ass to carry them to Egypt. The black spot inside an asses front leg is believed to be the track of Our Lord's thumb. That

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