School: Corr Odhar (roll number 14701)

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

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The Garden of Maidens

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 431

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Once upon a time there was a king and his wife. They had one son named Jack, and his wife died.

He got married again and his wife had two sons. She got jealous of Jack. She said that she would behead him if he could not get some fruits from the Garden of Maidens
The king said that he would let him go, provided she would let her two sons go too. She had to agree, but they had to be back in a year and a day.
The three went away next day, and when evening came, they parted, and said that they were all to meet at the crossroad in one year’s time.
Jack went along and when night came, he could see a dim light far off and he went to it. He saw two lines of lions and tigers guarding it. He went

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