School: Ceathrú Gabhann

Location:
Carrowgowan, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Brian Mac Dhuarcáin

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A Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0121, Page 309

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A Story
7.12.38

There lived in the Parish of Bohola about a hundred years ago a boy named John Howley.
He wished to have a gun and a fiddle. One day when he was passing an old fort he met a fairy who gave him his two wishes.
When he was going home he saw a calf in a field and he shot him. The next day he was brought to court. The judge asked him why he killed the calf and he said he wanted to see if he had a good shot.
When the judge condemmed him he asked to be let play a tune on his fiddle. The judge gave him permission and he started to play.
All the people in the court started to dance.
He kept on playing till their feet were tired. Then they said they

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Collector
Enda Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Carrowgowan, Co. Mayo
Informant
Patrick Lyons
Relation
not a relative
Gender
male
Address
Lisgormin, Co. Mayo
Language
English