School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

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

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A Local Legend

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 349

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Once Saint Columba was pursued by his enemies. He ran through a bog and tried to climb a turf bank. But he was caught. He asked the people to leave a step on the end of the bank ever after, so that anybody could get up.
To this day, men leave a step at the end of the bank when cutting turf.

James Russell,
Churchtown,
Churchill,
Lifford,
CO. Donegal
Told to me by James Forrest (Age 60 years)
Roshin,
Churchill
Lifford

Collector
James Russell
Gender
male
Address
Churchtown, Co. Donegal
Informant
James Forrest
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Roshin, Co. Donegal
Language
English