School: Ballysadare (B.) (roll number 7410)

Ballysadare, Co. Sligo
Seán Mac Sitric
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0176, Page 077

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0176, Page 077

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  1. Most of the people in this district say it is not right to interfere with a lone tree and others do not believe in the superstition. Anyone that ever harmed a lone tree was always punished in some mysterious way. There are many stories told about lone trees but this is a true story which happened [to] an old woman.
    One day an old woman of this district named Mrs Meehan was out gathering sticks to burn on the fire. She happened to break some branches off a lone tree and brought them home. She put them in the fire and they would not burn for her. In about half an hour's time the sticks
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    J. Mc Partland
    Dan Mc
    Knockmuldoney, Co. Sligo