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

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

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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".

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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Gender
female
Occupation
nuns
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
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Sadie Maria Long
Gender
female
Address
1419863
Language
English