School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

Location:
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Peadar Ó Catháin

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The Priest

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 229

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Once upon a time a boy was minding sheep on the side of the Ox mountains towards Foxford. A priest came a long.
"Good morning my child", said the priest. "Good morning Father" said the boy.
After a few minutes the priest asked the boy could he bless himself.
The boy said, "No". Then he taught the boy how to bless himself. "Now", said the priest, "for fear" you might forget we'll suppose, this is the Father, this is the Son, and this is the Holy Ghost pointing to the

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Informant
Nell Garrett
Gender
female
Address
Attymass, Co. Mayo
Language
English