School: Cill Cruain (B)

Location:
Ballyglass South, Co. Galway
Teacher:
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The Local Patron Saint

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 447

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The saint of this district was St. Croan. He was a priest in this parish long ago when the penal Laws were in force. Our school and the grave yard are called after him. There was a lake in Michael Heartes's land Ballyglass Ballymoe and there he used to fish in a boat. The lake is dry now but in the winter it rises. He belonged to a family of the Egans that lived in this parish. He used to read Mass every day in the chapel every day.
When he used to have mass finished he used to leave the mass book and chalice under Crann Con in Michael Hearte's field Ballyglass Ballymoe. The chalice was made of silver and lined with gold. He never worked any miracles for the people. After reading Mass he used to go down to another priest that lived in Roscommon. He was killed by

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Collector
Thomas Egan
Gender
male
Informant
Martin Egan
Gender
male
Age
49
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballyglass South, Co. Galway
Language
English