School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Location:
Killasser, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 129

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barefooted looking for the fortune. When she was beside the house, she thought of her dirty feet and washed them providing the water herself as there was no water near. O’Donnell was watching her from the window. When she came in he pretended he didn’t know her and asked her where she was from and if she had any trade. She said she hadn’t but playing on a Jew harp. Then he composed this verse:-
A Chailín deas as tír an Iuirc,
A sheinneas go binn ar thrumpa,
Is duit is fusa do chosa a nígh
A bhfuil do thobar leat ar iomchar.

barefooted looking for the fortune. When she was beside the house she thought of her dirty feet and washed them providing the water herself as there was no water near. O’Donnell was watching her from the window. When she came in he pretended he didn’t know her and asked her where she was from and if she had any trade. She said she hadn’t but playing on a Jew harp. Then he composed this verse:-

A Chailín deas as tír an Iuirc,
A sheinneas go binn ar thrumpa,
Is duit is fusa do chosa a nígh
A bhfuil do thobar leat ar iomchar.
Rann eile.
Geallfaidh an fear bréagach
Gach a bhféadfadh a chroidhe
Agus silfidh an fear sanntach
Go cinnte go bhfuighfidh
This refers to a man who was looking for a fortune. He was promised a lot and got nothing.

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Collector
Joseph P. Caron
Gender
male
Informant
John Rochfort
Gender
male
Address
Swineford, Co. Mayo
Language
Irish