School: Anacarty (B.) (roll number 572)

Áth na Cairte, Co. Thiobraid Árann
Liam Ó Dómhnaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0581, Page 304

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0581, Page 304

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  3. XML “The Local Forge”
  4. XML “The Patron of Blacksmiths”

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    and the people never send them any gifts. People say that the smiths can banish rats.
    Everybody looks upon the smith as being a very strong man. There are no traditions or stories connected with the Local forges and they were never centres for storytelling and never figured in any Historical or National event.
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  2. At first sight there is no good reason why St. Clement should have taken Blacksmiths under his especial protection. But they have a legend in which they claim him as a member of their craft, and affirm that owing to his skilled workmanship he realized a large fortune which he
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    Mr Patrick Hogan
    Baile Shíoda, Co. Thiobraid Árann