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Saint Patrick – 1938

In the middle of Derrybrien graveyard there is a big rock and on it are two holes which are the prints of Saint Patrick’s two knees. One hole is bigger than the other because it is said one of Saint Patrick’s knees was swollen when he knelt there. It is believed that people who do rounds and pray at this rock are cured of swollen feet.

Collected by Philomena Nester
Clochar na Trocaire N.S. Gort Inse Guaire.

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0050, Page 0031. Dúchas © National Folklore Collection, UCD.