School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 498

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If anyone stood on that spot he would go astray all night. but if he turned his coat inside out he would find his way out. After burying a young person the people used always cross the grave three times as they used to say it was the fairies that used take them.

During the famine when the potato crop failed the people used to bring in
blisgeáns and wash them and eat them. In my neighbour hood at that time the people had nothing to eat but turnips which were selling in Prospect for a shilling a hundred. When the people used get them they used break them and mix oatmeal through them and boil them. At that time there was

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Collector
Kathleen Hynes
Gender
female
Address
Lugalisheen South, Co. Mayo
Informant
Michael Hynes
Gender
male
Age
circa 57
Address
Lugalisheen South, Co. Mayo
Language
English