School: Baile an Chaisil B.

Location:
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál de Búrca

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 470

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The "Giorrán Bán"


Long ago when St Patrick visited the West of Ireland there lived at Croagh Patrick a very wicked old Giant who often tried to kill him. St Patrick was trying to convert Pagan Ireland to Christianity.
He did not retaliate; he just kept out of the ways of the Giant as much as possible. One day when St Patrick was walking down the Glen towards Ballycastle the Giant standing on Croagh Patrick saw him and he flung a huge rock after him but it did not find its mark and the rock still stands on the hill-side for everyone to see. It is called the "Giorrán Bán"

Person who dictated:-
Mrs Polke,
The Glen,
Ballycastle

Collector
John Lenihan
Gender
male
Address
Ballinglen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Polke
Gender
female
Age
63
Address
Ballinglen, Co. Mayo
Language
English

When St Patrick visited Ballycastle he was followed by a Giant who seemed determined to kill him. The Giant

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