School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh

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Stories of the Holy Family

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0535

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When Jesus was nailed on the cross, a robin came and picked the thorns out of His forehead. When she was picking the thorns out, the blood fell on her breast and that is why the robin has a red breast.
The ass has a black cross on his back because he carried Jesus to Jerusalem.

Collector
Ada Nic Uait
Gender
female
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Informant
Seumus Mac Uait
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
61
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Language
English