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

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

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Old Graveyards

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 305

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In a field of Mary Kearney's in the townland of Ballyloskey, Carndonagh there is an old graveyard, and there are trees growing around where the graveyard once was. The people who own the field have never set crops in it as they consider it unlucky to tamper with it. There is a river flowing down at the foot of the field in which the graveyard is, and on the bank of the river there was a well called "St. Brigid's Well."

About fifty years ago a man who lived in Ballyloskey, Carndonagh went out to feed his cows and he was never seen again. It is thought that he was killed and buried in this graveyard.

Informant
Mrs Paul Doherty
Gender
female
Address
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Language
English