School: Árd Bán (roll number 11904)

Location:
Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Briain Ó hEarchaigh

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Once upon a time there was an old altar built up in Clogher.

Once upon a time there was an old altar built up in Clogher. The remains of it is there yet. They had holes cut in rocks for the wine in the shape of a horseshoe. It is said that if there are warts on any one and them to get these rocks with searching for them and to rub the water on the warts, it will cure them.

Collector
Jim Mc Groary
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Tullynaha, Co. Donegal
Informant
James Mc Groary
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
78
Occupation
farmer
Address
Tullynaha, Co. Donegal
Language
English

Once upon a time there was a house built in Tullynaha. It was built and roofed three hours before day. It was the Molly's men that built it. When the people got up in the morning, they saw the smoke. There was a lot of men back-loading sods as there no carts in those day. It is said that there were over two hundred men in it altogether.

(I got this from my father, Brian McGroary, Age 90 years, nearly 70 years ago.)
Collector Jim McGroary, 12 years, Tullynaha, Letterbarrow.