School: Knockaville (roll number 14185)

Location:
Knockaville, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
C. de Búrca

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0730, Page 351

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The following story is told about St. Stephen. The Jews were always spying on him because he used to be preaching about Our Saviour. One day the Jewish soldiers proposed to kill him and he went (to) up into a tree to hide. It happened that a wren was in the tree and when the soldiers can near the wren began to flutter.
The soldiers looked up and seeing Saint Stephen dragged him down and martyred him by throwing big stones at him. Since that the wren is supposed to be cursed.

Collector
Michael Ennis
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Michael Gowran
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Address
Knockaville, Co. Westmeath
Language
English

It is said that when the soldiers were looking for Our Lord to kill Him. He walked over a field of wheat and drops of blood fell from Our Saviour as he walked over it, and by a miracle the

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