School: Druim Mór

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

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The Man who Never Went to Mass

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 299

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In a small cabin at the foot of the Ox mountains lived an old man who never went to Mass. One Sunday he decided to go to Mass. When he entered the Church he saw a sunbeam streaming in through the window. He didn't know what it really was and thought it was a peg to hang clothes on. He took off his overcoat and hung it on the sunbeam and strangely enough the overcoat remained hanging in mid-air. He went home to his cabin satisfied and decided to go the next Sunday again to Mass. Next Sunday he went to Mass and the overcoat did not remain hanging on the sunbeam as it did the previous Sunday. After Mass the priest came to him and asked him what he did since the last Sunday. He said he listened to two women fighting when he was coming to Mass. The priest strangely told him to go home and never come to Mass again. The old man went home and was never seen again at Mass.

Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
Miss B. Flynn
Gender
female
Address
Farranmacfarrell, Co. Sligo
Language
English