School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 280

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man gave them the stable. During the night a pain struck the woman in the side and her husband went to the stable in which the Holy Family remained. He lifted a wisp of straw and placed it on the woman's side and instantly the pain left her. Therefore it is piously believed that on Christmas night there is a certain cure connected with the bedding of animals.

It is said that the cock crowed: "Christ is born", on that first Christmas night, the raven asked, "When?" the crow replied: "This night". The ox cried out, "Where? Where?" The sheep bleated out, "Bethlehem!" A voice from Heaven sounded: "Glory be to God on high".

Informant
(name not given)
Gender
female
Occupation
nuns
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Sadie Maria Long
Gender
female
Address
1419863
Language
English

Another legend which the old people delight in telling around the blazing Christmas log is that a little robin which was caught in the winter snows on that Holy Night had just got into the shelter of a rock to die when

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