School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin

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Folklore - The Moving Bog

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 247

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From the earliest ages to the beginning of 1909, there was a vast tract of bogland on the eastern slope of Mount Mary known as Monageezaghfinn.
Then one Sunday towards the end of January there was an abnormal rainfall which caused flooding in many districts. On that Sunday evening people noticed a large flood adjacent to the bog disappearing through a subterranean passage hitherto unknown in the locality.
About twelve o'clock on that night people returning from a dance heard loud rumbling sounds emanating from the bog. They became alarmed so the as the noise free louder and louder and the cause

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Rita Kelly
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