School: Mullach, Sráid na Cathrach (roll number 3928)

Location:
Mullagh, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Proinnsias Ó Sandair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0624, Page 170

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One windy day the Holy Family were going on a journey. On their way the Blessed Virgin lost the brooch of her cloak. They came along until they met a woodcutter. St Joseph asked the woodcutter to make a pin to tie her cloak. The woodcutter replied that he had no time although he had nothing to do.
They journeyed on until they met a second woodcutter. St Joseph asked again and the woodcutter refused. They kept on their journey and as they were passing a forge the smith saw that the Blessed Virgin needed a brooch. He put his hand into his pocket and took out a piece of silver and made a brooch of it and handed it to the Blessed Virgin/ Then the Blessed Virgin blessed him and said "The water you cool your irons in will always refresh you."

Collector
Micheál Ó Flanagáin
Gender
male
Address
Finnor More, Co. Clare
Informant
Séumas Ó Scannláin
Gender
male
Address
Finnor More, Co. Clare
Language
English