School: St Columkille's, Aughnacliffe (roll number 14220)

Location:
Aghnacliff, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Eoghan Mac Aodha
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0762, Page 018

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  1. There was once a monastery on the Island of Inish Mor. There was a great big graveyard there. All the people around Purth used to bury their dead there They used to put the corpse on a flag which was there along the shore. The flag used to sail out to their Island with the corpse. When the corpse was buried it used to sail back to the shore.
    Once a boy and a girl went out to sail on it. The boy had bad intentions in his head. When they were out a bit the flag split. The half that the boy was on sank, and he was drowned. The other half with the girl on it came back to the shore and she was saved. That half was put for window stools in a Landlords house near there.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. narratives (~478)
    2. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. death (~1,076)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael Gormley
    Gender
    Male
    Informant
    Patrick Gormely
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    39
    Address
    Polladooey, Co. Longford