School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Location:
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Seán Mac an Adhastair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 255

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The Borrowed Days
Long long ago there was an old (an) old cow that was very lean and thin. She used to get sick very often and this Winter she got very sick. January and February passed on and all the people thought she would die. On went March and she lingered on so she did not die. March had to borrow three days from april and these three days killed the old cow. These days are called Riabhach days, or the three borrowed days, or Laetha na bó Riabhaiche.

Collector
Patrick Masterson
Gender
male
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Informant
Patrick Masterson
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Language
English