School: Glenalla (roll number 10744)

Location:
Glenalla, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Maude McCormack

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1086, Page 22

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St. Columcille’s lake is situated midway between Glenalla and Millford on the Garrigort road. It is full of trout but the story goes that only three trout can be caught in the day and at three different times. St. Columcille’ is said to have prophesied this. As St. Columcille was walking by this lake one day, he saw a man fishing and enquired of him, how he was doing.

The man said that he had only caught three trout and he had come there three times that day to catch them, and then he cursed. When the Saint heard this he said there would never be any more than three caught in the day ever after.

Collector
Pansy Dickson
Gender
female
Address
Glenalla, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Alex Dickson
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Glenalla, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Glenalla