School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 092

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In the penal days priests cold not say mass in the churches but had to say it in the open air on ricks on the hills and in cases and a lot of places around here had got their names from that.
There is a rock in Gort-na-Trow called Lag-na-h-Alcops where a priest said mass in the penal days.
There was a priest lives in Ballyhernan in the penal days and the soldiers wanted to kill him. A man from Ramelton came down riding on a white horse and killed him the priest (sic).
The the Ballhernan followed Campbell and the killed him and threw him in a peat bank in Mooring and that place was called "Poll an Cambealaug" from that out.
John Carr
Told by my Grandfather John Carr Glinsk

Collector
John Carr
Gender
male
Informant
John Carr
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Glinsk, Co. Donegal
Language
English