School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

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

Filter stories

Back
/ 327 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Manulla | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 312

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

(continued from previous page)

he goes to the river and he takes off his shoes and stockings. If he sees a stone in the river he goes to it. Then he lifts it up slowly. If he saw an eel he would stab him in the neck. Then he brings him out with his fork and thumb. If he lifted the stone quickly the eel would go away. This is a very good way to catching eels in the Summer because the water is very shallow.

Pike are very plentiful in all the lakes and rivers around Manulla. There are pike in some of the rivers up to twenty-pounds weight. All the pike in the lakes eat a lot of perch and trout. A man would have

(continues on next page)
Collector
Paddy Kehir
Gender
male
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Kehir
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Language
English