School: Oldcastle (C.) (roll number 12489)

Location:
Oldcastle, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Máire D. Ní Nualláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0716, Page 088

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In Ballinvalley there is a field called the [?]. In this field there are many old graves. In this field also there is a stray sod. They say that there is a child buried under this stray sod. The child it is said was never baptized and that it is not at rest because it never saw the face of God. If people walk on this piece of land it is said that they are sure to go astray. The grass always stays green on this sod and that is the only way people

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Informant
Mr Reynolds
Gender
male
Address
Drumlerry, Co. Meath
Informant
Mr Tobin
Gender
male
Address
Drumsawry or Summerbank, Co. Meath
Language
English