School: Baile Uí Mhurchadha, Borris

Location:
Ballymurphy, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Michael Ó Seachnasaigh

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Deeds that Brought Good Luck

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0904, Page 116

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One day St Joseph, the Blessed Virgin, and the Child Jesus were going along a road. It was a very windy day. The Child Jesus had a cloak on him and he had it fastened with a pin. The wind blew off his cloak and the pin got lost. They went on untill they met a cowherd, they asked him to get a thorn to tie on Jesus's cloak. He said he would'nt that he had no time. They went on farther and they met another cowherd and they asked him to get a thorn and he said the same thing as the first. They went on farther untill they came to a forge St Joseph went into it and asked the smith to give him a nail. The smith took out a coin from his pocket and he made a lovely broach out of it for Jesus. When he had it made he dipped it in water to cool it and ever since there is a cure in forge water and the smith got very rich after that and lived very happy.

Collector
Moses Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Ballymurphy, Co. Carlow
Informant
(name not given)
Occupation
teacher
Language
English