School: Knocktemple (B.)

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
W. Tuite

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A Story of St Patrick

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0998, Page 166

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When St Patrick was travelling Ireland he arrived at Bolies in the county Meath about three miles from this school.

It is said that St Patrick said Mass in a field now known as Mr Sheridan's. Before he said Mass he took off his boots because his feet were sore and tired after travelling. When he had said Mass he found that his boots were missing. He searched in the briars and everyplace and he could not find them.
He said that a briar would not grow in Bolies or that it would not be without a rouge or a cripple.

Informant
Matthew Tuite
Gender
male
Address
Knockaraheen, Co. Cavan
Language
English