School: Killygorman

Location:
Killygorman, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Bean Ní Ghuidhir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0982, Page 001

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In the townland of Doogarry, about half a mile from the school, there is a spring well called by the old people in the vicinity "Tobar Padraig". About fifty years ago crowds of people assembled at this well, on the first Sunday in August and there recited the rosary.

Collector
Margaret Maguire
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Informant
Mr Joseph O' Reilly
Gender
male
Address
Doogary, Co. Cavan
Language
English

About a mile from the school in the townland of Aughnacreevy is a hill known as the Priest's Hill. Here a priest lived in the Penal Days and it is said that he celebrated Mass in a glen in Mullaghmore, not far from the village of Ardlogher.
I have heard on good authority that the priest was a Father Brian McGurrin and that many miracles were performed by him. He was buried in the old grave-yard known locally as the relic. Here St Dallan's Church founded about the year 580, stood

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Collector
Margaret Maguire
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Informant
James Shannon
Gender
male
Age
76
Address
Aghnacreevy, Co. Cavan
Language
English