School: Tullycanna

Location:
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Tomás de Buitléir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 115

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Years ago three men dug for gold in the church field in (Ambrose?) town. They took a bottle of holy water with them and a piece of string which had been (?) in holy water and placed it around the hole.

One of them kept the bottle and shook it, occasionally, whilst the others dug.
Before the digging was commence one of them placed the string around the hole and recited the following words three times.
"Stand back (Satan?), I defy you.".
Just as the digging was (?) a

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Collector
Alice White
Gender
female
Address
Maxboley, Co. Wexford
Informant
John White
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Maxboley, Co. Wexford
Language
English