School: Knockaville (roll number 14185)

Location:
Cnoc an Bhile, Co. na hIarmhí
Teacher:
C. de Búrca
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0730, Page 351

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0730, Page 351

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  1. The following story is told about St. Stephen. The Jews were always spying on him because he used to be preaching about Our Saviour. One day the Jewish soldiers proposed to kill him and he went (to) up into a tree to hide. It happened that a wren was in the tree and when the soldiers can near the wren began to flutter.
    The soldiers looked up and seeing Saint Stephen dragged him down and martyred him by throwing big stones at him. Since that the wren is supposed to be cursed.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhairí (~1)
      1. seanchas ainmhithe (~1,185)
        1. seanchas na n-éan (~2,478)
          1. dreoilíní (~39)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael Ennis
    Gender
    Male
    Informant
    Mrs Michael Gowran
    Relation
    Grandparent
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Cnoc an Bhile, Co. na hIarmhí