School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

Location:
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Peadar Ó Catháin

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A Story about Gobán Saor

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 201

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The Goban Soar was the best mason in the world. He had three daughters and he gave one of them in exchange for a son. This boy was very dull and Goban was always afraid that he would never make his living, unless he would get a good wife.
One day he gave a sheep's hide and he told him to get the hide and the price of it. He could not sell it the first day, or the second. The third day as he saw a lady washing clothes. He asked her to buy

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Informant
Mr Pat Brennan
Gender
male
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Language
English