School: Ceathrú Gabhann (C.) (roll number 14229)

Carrowgowan, Co. Mayo
Caitlín Bean Uí Shioradáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0121, Page 109

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    There was once a landlord who had a large ranch, and all the neighbours had cows grazing on it.

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    the cottage and they asked the woman if she saw the hare, and she said she didn't. Then they asked the woman to get up. She got up and they saw her leg was bitten.
    The people understood that she was a witch, and that she had the power of changing herself into a hare whenever she wanted milk.
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  2. One night there were two women going home about twelve o'clock. They heard people talking in front of them, and they walked quickly to try to come up to them for company. As they were getting nearer to them the people began drilling and marching like soldiers. Then they began singing, and all of
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    Mary Deacy
    Toocananagh, Co. Mayo