School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Béal Deirg Mór, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 220

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 220

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Béal Dearg
  2. XML Page 220
  3. XML “The Dry Bridge”
  4. XML “Sequel to the Long Maol”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. (continued from previous page)
    point above the bridges. They thus formed the water spout referred to and left the smaller bridge dry. When officials visited the place and found an expensive bridge built over dry ground the engineer is supposed to have lost his job through wasting money.
    (This is the story I think which is mixed up with the tale of the Long Maol)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. Sequel to the Long Maol
    About the first quarter of the 19th century there lived at Inver on Broadhaven Bay a man named Christie. One day he was cutting turf in a bog and feeling warm came up on the bank for a breath of fresh air. While resting himself a part of the turf bank he had been cutting caved in, and because it appeared to have been sound bog he prodded the bottom with his slane to see why the apparently sound turf bank had caved in. He found it
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.