School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 117

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Saint Colman is the patron Saint of this place. ...

Saint Colman is the patron Saint of this place. There is a well named after him beyond in Geata Buidhe. There are seven churches also in it but they are only ruins now. The water in the well is a cure for sore eyes. People visit the place once a year in honour of St. Colman on the 5th of November. People are called after him yet in this place.
There is a rock in the middle of a field in Freagh called "Rock Colie".
Once upon a time a women by the name of "Bríghidh na gCearc" lived in Geata Buidhe. She insulted St Colman. Colman said she was all right if God would ever forgive her. She died of cancer. Nearly every bit of her had decayed before she died.

Collector
Maureen Linnane
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Linnane
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
74
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English