School: Cill Chuimín, Durlas Éile (roll number 12538)

Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary
Donnchadh Ó Cuinnéain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0542, Page 404

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  1. Told by Patrick Kennedy Aged 84
    There are some who believe that in the strife in Heaven there were angels who remained neutral. Their spirits are everywhere and for their neglect of God must wander until the end of time. Some maintain that they are the Fairies or Good People. Others have a kind of strange idea that there is still a hope for the Fallen Angels.
    In the time of St. Patrick two men went into a graveyard to make a grave. They were only just beginning to dig when two strange young men stood beside them. They were armed with two hatchets. They threatened to kill the two men but promised to spare them on one Condition. they should go to St. Patrick, wait until he would be celebrating mass and at the “ Elevation of the Host “ ask him the question
    “ Is there any Hope for the Fallen Angels ?”
    They agreed and went to St. Patrick. They did as they had been ordered and instead of answering the question directly St. Patrick said
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Patrick Kennedy