School: Ballyjamesduff Convent

Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan
Sr. Mary Theresa

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0996, Page 410

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Local Saint
The patron Saint of Kilmore is Saint Phelim. He was born in 16th Century. He lived in a cell in an island on Loc Oughter. He had five brothers and one sister all canonized. He left home at an early age to seek solitude in his cell on Oughter. He was a disciple of St. Colm Cille. He spent many years teaching the people and becoming a Saint. His feast is on the 9th August.

The Olden Times
In the Olden Times people had three meals a day breakfast, dinner and supper. The breakfast consisted of boiled potatoes and milk and afterwards black tea. The men would get up at six o'clock in the morning and work for two hours before breakfast.
The dinner consisted of boiled gruel and

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