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

Carrowgowan, Co. Mayo
Caitlín Bean Uí Shioradáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0121, Page 138

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  1. One night there was a man coming home late after being visiting. As he was going along he saw a man turning a field of land with a spade. He stood and said to him. "Why are you turning land so late at night." The man answered in Irish. "Those who work for other in, the day have to do something for themselves at night."
    The man went on his way home then, and in a weeks time he passed the same way again. He expected to see the field of land [?] turned by that time, but when he came there was none of it turned at all.
    When he went home he told neighbours all about it, and they
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Mollie King
    Carrowgowan, Co. Mayo