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

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

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animals she got her father's sword and slew all of them. The place where the slaughter took place is now known as "Log na Fola. (This hollow is on the southern side of the bridge which connects the two lakes of Callon). In recognition for her bravery her father Naughton O'Ruadain erected a church in this parish which he called "Cill lasair" or lasair's church.

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Some believe that the St Lasair after whom this parish named was a daughter of St Ronan's.

Some believe that the St Lasair after whom this parish named was a daughter of St Ronan's. St Dymphna was another daughter of St Ronan's. It is believed that St Ronan after his wife's death became a priest.

This same St Lasair built a church in Cill Ronan, Co Roscommon to commerate the name of her father St Ronan. Convenient to Cill Ronan Co Roscommon you have St Iasiar's well. In the same county you have Killaster which is supposed to have the same origin.

Collector
Joseph P. Caron
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs James Peyton
Gender
female
Age
58
Address
Dromada (Gore), Co. Mayo
Language
English