School: Teampall Mhuire

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

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Rathfraan Abbey

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 055

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The monks decided to build the abbey on Mullagh Na Croise. They buried the Holy Cross on Mullagh Na Croise. When they awoke next morning they found the Cross gone. They found it in Rathfraan where God wished it to be built.

We can only see the trace of some part of the (horse) Abbey now.

Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mr John Burke
Relation
not a relative
Gender
male
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English