School: Baile Dubh, Caisleán Ghriaire (roll number 15844)

Location:
Ballyduff, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Séaghdha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0431, Page 040

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The Story of Crom Dub.

This place is called Ballyduff because of an old pagan chief named Crom Dubh who lived there in the time of Saint Patrick.
He was a very rich man and he had a very cross bull.
At that time there were a number of monks in Cloghane and they were building a Church and they came to Crom Dubh asking for something in aid of the Church.
He told them there was a bull in one of the fields and they could take him. He knew the bull was a very fierce one and he thought he would kill them but instead the bull went away quietly.
When Crom Dubh saw this he was very angry and he followed

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Collector
Michael Hennessy
Gender
male
Address
Cloghane, Co. Kerry
Informant
Seán Ó hAongusa
Gender
male
Age
46
Address
Cloghane, Co. Kerry
Language
English