According to legend, St Ita once cursed Tournafulla. Her community had a dairy farm at Seconglass near Mountcollins. One evening, while Ita was on her way to the farm, the people of Tournafulla set their dogs on her donkeys. The donkeys ran away and when St Ita caught up with them, one of the donkeys was lame. She went on to the river Iskule, which is now known as the Skule. St Ita ascertained the donkey's lameness to be attributable to a thorn in its hoof. She removed the thorn and turned the point downwards. She planted it near her convent and it is supposed to have grown into a thorn bush on which all the thorns grow down.
It is alleged that her footprint, as well as that of the donkey, was
left on some of the rocks located at the river. The donkeys' tracks are
on the rocks close to where the Iskule and Allaughan rivers meet in Upper
Tournafulla. It is said that if one is sick, placing ones feet in the
imprints in the rocks will heal the particular ailment.