SCHOOL: Drumlish | ADDRESS: Drumlish, Co. Longford
An old pagan, whose name I forget, gave a dinner to St. Patrick at the townland of Aughnamoddha (called also Bohernameelthaugh) near Ennybegs.
He put a cooked dog before St. Patrick. The Saint made the sign of the cross, and the dog stood up on the table, and barked.
Then the pagan gave St. Patrick a cup of poisoned wine, saying “Drink that and none of your koory kaarys”.
St. Patrick said: “Is it from this side – or this – or this – or this I am to drink”; touching the rim of the cup on four sides with his finger,- thus secretly making the sign of the cross.
He then drank the wine and it did not do him any harm.
St. Patrick then said that there would never be a priest ordained from within three miles of that place.
The people appealed to him and he reduced the distance to one mile.