School: Corr Odhar (roll number 14701)

Location:
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Aibhistín Ó Coinnigh

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A Story about a Dragon

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 415

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Long ago at Enniscrone there lived a man named Cahal, with his mother. He was a great card-player. He used to be down at the sea-side gathering dilisk and cockles.
One day he was gathering dilisk, a man came in from the sea in a boat. He asked Cahal would he have a game of cards. Cahal said he would. They played the game and Cahal won it. The man asked him what did he want for his game. Cahal said he wanted a new house. He also wanted to have men killing pigs every day in the year. The man said "Allright." When he went home he saw his mother sitting on a big sofa in a mansion, beside a big fire, and the men killing pigs.
Next day he went to the sea-side and the man came in from the sea. He asked Cahal would he play another game and Cahal said he would. Cahal won the game. He asked Cahal what did he

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Collector
Winnie Mullen
Gender
female
Address
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Martin Mullen
Gender
male
Age
57
Address
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Language
English