School: Teampall Mhuire

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

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A Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 107

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Long ago the people believed very much in fairies A story is told about a family who believed very much in fairies
One night a family was without water They knew that this was wrong but they were too lazy to bring in any water. They went to bed that night without bringing in the water. During the night a woman came into the house carrying with her a baby. She searched the house for water but in vain found none.
She went to where the youngest child was and washed the other baby in its blood and dried it in its night dress. In the morning they found a dead child

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Collector
May Killeen
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Lynn
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English