School: An Corr Dubh (roll number 14339)

Corduff, Co. Leitrim
Pádraig Mac Giolla'n Átha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0227, Page 075

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  1. Stories are often told around the fire on a Winter's night some of which are Religious stories. A long time ago there lived a poor boy who lost his parents and he was taken into the house of his aunt. She treated him very cruelly and made him go barefoot. it happened one day that he found a coin, I do not know of what value it was, but it seemed to him that he had hit on a treasure. He always wondered how he would spend it. His pitiable condition suggested to him many ways of spending it. After thinking the matter over for a long time, he made up his mind to give the coin to a priest, as an alms for celebrating Mass for the holy souls in Purgatory. From that day on his fortune was changed, for he was taken into the house of another aunt who treated him as a her own child, clothed him and sent him to school. He afterwards became a great priest.
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    1. genre
      1. narratives (~478)
        1. religious tales (~1,085)
    2. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. penal times (~4,335)
    James Lee
    Carrickavoher, Co. Leitrim