School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 216

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Long ago two people were on their way home from Clonmel. There was a man and a woman there. It was a very stormy night and the ground was covered by the snow. They lived in Cill Brien and they were making their way through the snow. However, they went astray. It happened that they had a pound of candles. They lit them but they lasted only for a short time. When the candles were burned they knew it was useless to go any farther so down they fell and died. When a big snow is about to come the candles will come all the way from Clonmel and quench where the people died in the snow.

Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Informant
Liam Ó Faolain
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Language
English