School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

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

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A Terrible Sinner

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 267

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There was once a man and he was a terrible sinner. He did not believe in Mass or the Sacraments.
The people around where he lived kept always asking him, "What would he do on the last day"? He used to say to them , "Never mind, I will make a good confession yet."
One day he was walking along a river and he saw a Priest coming towards him. In olden times the Priest had to walk because they had not any bicycles or cars. This day the Priest

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Informant
Maudie Fleming
Gender
female
Address
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Language
English