School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

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Crom Dubh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0143, Page 141

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Crom Dub was the landlord of a large stretch of land. He lived a couple of miles from the town of Ballycastle. He let some of this out to tenants and made them pay huge prices for it. In this way he lived to be a very rich man. He lived cheaply on fish derived from the sea. One day St. Patrick was passing round by this place. He was aware of the high prices the people had to pay for the land. So he tried to persuade Crom Dub to reduce the rents as the people could not afford it. Crom Dub got terribly angry and he had two wic-

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Collector
May Bourke
Gender
female
Address
Palmerstown, Co. Mayo
Informant
Patsy Healy
Gender
male
Address
Creevagh, Co. Mayo
Language
English