School: Muine Dubh (Moneyduff) (roll number 9222)

Location:
Moneyduff, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Heádhra
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0199, Page 123

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  1. The name of the local graveyard is "Carraig a Teampaill". It is situated in a very nice place over looking the lake of Lough Gill. It is a very uneven graveyard. There are a great many hollows in it. About two hundred and fifty years roughly is the oldest burial. The graveyard was going to be changed but now it was decided that an extension should be put to it and it would be much more pleasing to the people. The following story is told about the above mentioned graveyard. In a house in the district two deaths occurred shortly after each other. A daughter died first and then the father died suddenly. The men went to dig the father's grave in the evening and they took up the daughter's coffin and left it over ground. It was left there all night and the man went home. When two men were going by the graveyard from a dance, the looked in and saw a crowd of angels guarding the coffin and one big person appeared to be in the middle and it was the Blessed Virgin. They men told the parish priest at that time and he said that it could be so, as the girl was very holy during her life and she died very young.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. historical and commemorative structures (~6,794)
          1. graveyards (~2,501)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Annie Byrne
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Moneyduff, Co. Leitrim
    Informant
    Mrs Joseph Byrne
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    44
    Address
    Moneyduff, Co. Leitrim