School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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Graveyards

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 376

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There is a graveyard in Kilmactranny and it is still in use. It is of a square shape. There is a Protestant church in it now.
The graveyard is not level. There is a very old cross in it but no one can know the exact date of when it was erected. This cross is made of stone. Children who were unbaptized were buried only in lonely places. There is one story connected with it. It is said that a man had only one daughter and she died. This man was very heart-broken and he used to go to the graveyard every night to cry for his daughter to come back. One morning the man did not return

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Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
A. Mc Master
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Language
English