School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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A Saint's Footmark

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 162

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Not far from Clifden there is a rock in which there is the track of a saint's foot. There is also the track of a lamb's hoof and all the people who pass that way never pass it without putting something into it no matter what it was even if it was only a button or a bit of wire or anything would do. It is now almost packed with buttons and pieces of wire.
Some people say that it is St. Patrick's footmark and more say that it is St. Brigid's footmark with a lamb beside her and nobody knows but I think myself that it is St. Brigid's footmark because St. Brigid was very fond of lambs and cows.

Collector
Seán Joyce
Gender
male
Informant
Martin Geary
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English