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Abstract: Story collected by a student at Killasolan school (Killosolan, Co. Galway) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0078/1/1

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Galway Schools

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Killasolan [duchas:4621796]


The village of Killasolan derives its name from the ancient Church of St. Solan. This church was closed in the Cromwellian Period.

The protestant population tried to taske possession of the church for their own services.

One Sunday when the service was going on a number of the young boys (catholic) arrived on the scene and took the horses from the chariots and drove them into the bogs.

The church was never used again. A portion of one wall remains standing.

Origin information
Killosolan, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 001
Volume 0078
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Josephine O' Beirne.
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Penal times--Aimsir na bpéindlíthe
School location
KillosolanCill Ó SaighleannKillosolanKillosolanTiaquinGalway
Story location
KillosolanCill Ó SaighleannKillosolanKillosolanTiaquinGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0078/1/1

Suggested credit
"Killasolan"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Josephine O' Beirne.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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