School: Gort an Ghainimh (roll number 16127)

Gortaganny, Co. Roscommon
M. Ó Cobhthaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0242, Page 253

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  1. Tales are told in my district about Mass. This is a story I heard from an old man in the district named Thomas Lynch. Once upon a time there was a man and he was a very good Catholic. One cold morning he went to Mass and he brought an over-coat with him. When he went in he did not see any place to hang his coat. A sun-beam was shining across the church He walked up to it and left his coat on it and the sun-beam kept up his coat. Any other person that would leave the coat one the sun-beam the coat would fall. Every time the man would put his coat on the sun-beam it would keep it up. One morning he went to Mass and when he was about to leave the coat on a sun-beam he looked behind him to see if anyone was coming. When he left
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    1. genre
      1. narratives (~478)
        1. religious tales (~1,085)
    Folktales index
    AT0756B: The Devil's Contract
    AT0759B: Holy Man Has his own Mass
    Norah Kenny
    Cloondart, Co. Roscommon
    Thomas Lynch
    Cloondart, Co. Roscommon