A man going on a journey changes clothes on the way with another man. Latter is found drowned, and is buried as the first train. The first man's wife is to be re‑married by the priest and is to give the priest a pig as payment. The priest sends his servant at night for the pig, but is attacked in the pigsty by the First husband, who has returned home and been refused admittance by his wife who thinks him a ghost. Next day all run from him on the way to church, until the priest finally finds out the truth. [Cf. Type 974. A man, who is thought to have been drowned, returns home to find that his wife has re-married. He finds the priest’s servant taking a pig, in lieu of money, as marriage-fee.]

Result count: 76
  1. Scéal

    Bhí fear ann fad ó shoin dar b'ainm do Seán Ó Seanachaín agus bhí sé na chomhnuidhe i Sraith Na Díoga le na mhnaoi Bríghid.

    Language
    Irish
    Collector
    Éamonn Ó Cuirín
    Age
    14
    Informant
    Máire Ní Chuirín
  2. (no title)

    When it was time to pay the rent, a poor man went to Castlebar to sell oats so he would have money to pay the rent.

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Patrick Sherdan
    Age
    65