School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 773

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It is surrounded water in winter. There are big stones round the side of it. It is like a round little hill. Children were buried there. A washer woman was often heard by the side of it washing clothes. One fair morning a man was out gathering sheep saw it covered with sheets. It is situated in Catherine Keane's land. One grave has four flag stones beside it. The other graves are also marked by stones. There are about fifteen graves that can be distinguished. It is called the lisín.

Once upon a time there lived a poor widow and her son whose name was Mike O Greinigh. They lived at the foot of Cnoc Mea in a small cabin. One evening after coming home from work she told him to go for the cow. They used to let her up on the hill to graze.
He said that he was time enough and he did not go for her until it was getting dark. He searched the hill but he could not get her. There was a cairn on the top of the hill which had

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Collector
Louis Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Informant
Bernard Kilkenny
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Cloonmore, Co. Mayo
Language
English