School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

Filter stories

Back
/ 228 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Weasels

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 053

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

The Weasles are very sore animals. They will not injure or harm you unless you interfere with them. If you throw stones at one of them (and), they will whistle for their comrades. If they attack you, your life is in danger as weaseles suck your blood.

There is a story told about a man who was making, mowing hay in the meadow field. He had a can of water left in the meadow for the day was very hot and he might be thirsty. He was cutting with all his might and accidently he cut a nest of weaseles.
The old weasel was

(continues on next page)
Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Annie Lynn
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English