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Abstract: Story collected by a student at St. Vincent de Paul, Drogheda school (Drogheda, Co. Louth) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0679/2/14

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Louth Schools

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Folklore [duchas:4963573]

The present St. Peter's Protestant Church was once a Catholic Church.  When Cromwell came to Drogheda all the prople ran to this church for safety.  He burned down the wooden steeple and killed every man woman and child that was in it.  When the Protestants were re-building and cleaning it they removed the holy water font from the entrance.  To their surprise the following morning the font was inside the door again.  They put it outside the door many times but with the same result.

Origin information
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 197
Volume 0679
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. Magdalen .
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Penal times--Aimsir na bpéindlíthe
School location
DroghedaDroichead ÁthaDroghedaLouth
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0679/2/14

Suggested credit
"Folklore"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 Sr. Magdalen .
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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