School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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A Fairy Tale

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 110

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When my grandmother was young a man lived in Cloonalaghan whose sirname was Earley. He was Anthony Earley's grandfather.
One evening when he was coming home from the fair he was drunk and he a cart all the way out the road before him. He thought it was a real cart, but when he came up to it and tried to leave his hand on it he could not feel any cart [?]. He used run out before it and feel all round with his stick but he could not get any cart although he could see it.

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Collector
Kathleen Duggan
Gender
female
Informant
Miss Ellen Franklin
Gender
female
Age
52
Occupation
domestic worker
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Language
English