School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

Location:
Bellville or Gartan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Nóra Ní Dhuibhe

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A Legend of Saint Columba

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 318

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Quite near to my school is a wood, called the Rappa, Saint Columba was here, cutting trees, to erect a little hut, one day, when a rush stuck in his eye, and hurt it. He was angry, and said rushes would always have withered tops, after that.
We find this prophecy very true, because rushes still have withered tops.
Lizzie Russell
Churchtown,
Churchill
Co. Donegal
This story was told to me by my father Charles Russell (Age 60 years)

Collector
Lizzie Russell
Gender
female
Address
Churchtown, Co. Donegal
Informant
Charles Russell
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Churchtown, Co. Donegal
Language
English