School: Tulach Beag (roll number 10717)

Location:
Tully Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Anna Stamhbridge

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The Local Patron Saint

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1087, Page 152

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From

Frank Crerand,
Breen,
Ramelton

Saint Columcille was the Patron Saint of this district. He was born at Gartan in Co Donegal, and educated in a monastry near Kilmacrennan. The ruins of this monastry are still to be seen.
There is a lough near Milford, and it is called after Columcille.
Columcille was heard to say, that if anyone interfered with this lough, that the guilty person would either go blind or die in the work-house or in the asylum and these words came true.
Three men later interfered with it. Before long two of them were sent to the asylum and the other man went blind. There is a small island in the centre

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Collector
Pearl Kilpatrick
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Tully Mountain, Co. Donegal
Informant
Frank Crerand
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Tully Mountain, Co. Donegal
Language
English