School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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Roofing of Catholic Church of Kilmacshalgan, Dromore West

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 203

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It was the grandfather of the present Miss Brigid Flynn (she is now about 85 years of age) that roofed the present Kilmacshalgan Church. At that time the place of worship was a small thatched dwelling which served as church, school and barn. The present church was then built round about the old one. Flynn was asked to roof it - Although Flynn was a very good carpenter he had never undertaken so complicated a job as the roofing of a church.
Still he said he would venture. On the evening before he was to begin the roofing he was sitting at his turf fire in deep thought - wondering how & where he was to begin next morning - Suddenly a man appeared at his door & asked if he could rest himself for a little and if they would give him some food. Flynn, who was a very generous, kind hearted man, asked him to come

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Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
John Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Farranmacfarrell, Co. Sligo
Language
English