School: Ráth Maoláin (roll number 16131)

Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Laoise Ní Ruairc

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St Attracta

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0657

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St Attracta is the patroness of our diocese in Achonry. She lived near Lough Gara, she was very rich. She tried to make a passage or road from the land into the Island but this road was never finished.

There is a beautiful well near Ballaghaderren called St. Attracta's well.
It is surrounded by a nice wall.
In this month a large crowd of people come to the well to pray and perform the stations.
There is a procession from the Cathedral of (Ballymote) Ballaghaderren.
The rosary is said and Bened