School: Baile an Bhile (C.) (roll number 15488)

Location:
Ballinvilla Demesne, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bríd Nic Giollachlaoin

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The Blacksmith and the Lodger

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0110, Page 233

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There was once an old blacksmith and his wife who lived in a house on the side of the road and they used to keep any one that wanted lodgings for a night.
This night it happened that it was an old woman that came looking for lodgings
They kept her until morning.
In the middle of the night the blacksmith heard great hammering out in his forge so he went out to see what it was.
When he went out what did he see but a man hammering at the anvil and a young lady blowing the bellows. The old man asked

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Collector
Mary Mc Gee
Gender
female
Informant
Patrick Mc Gee
Gender
male
Address
Cossallagh, Co. Mayo
Language
English