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

Killasser, Co. Mayo
S. Mac Carrghamhna

Filter stories

/ 182 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 117

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

The ruins of St Lasair's church are to be found in the old graveyard in Killasser. It is said St Lasair came from Meath to preach christianity in this district shortly after the time of Patrick.

Some people say St Fechin built the church in honour of his mother St Lasair.
Others say Lasair Ruane who was patron St of Killasser joined a foreign army when he was a young man. After returning home he was unable to recognise his daughter and unfortunately married her.
Soon after the marriage he found out his mistake and he [] to the pope for pardon. The Pope

(continues on next page)