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

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

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How Columcille Converted Tory Island

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 113

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The following three stories were obtained from John Rochford (Aged 76) who was born in Culdalee, Aclare, Co Sligo, and who is now living in Ballyhowley, Killasser Swinford

How Columcille converted Tory Island.
Columcille often tried to convert Tory island but the chief of the island would not let him. Then Columcille thought of a good plan and asked the chief to let him convert as much as his handkerchief could cover. The chief thought that wasn't much so he granted the request. Columcille put his handkerchief under his feet and it began to spread until it covered the whole

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Informant
John Rochford
Gender
male
Age
76
Address
Carrowmoremoy, Co. Mayo
Language
English