School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

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

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The Giant

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 308

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Long long ago there lived in County Cork a very powerful giant who was well-known all over. He was well-known by the name of The Giant Killer. It was very easy to make him angry.
He used to hide in a certain place to frighten the people. One night however, a man was coming from a fair. He was passing the hiding place of the giant at about half-ten. He had a horse and car. As he was passing the haunted cross the giant suddenly leaped over the fence and into the car. They both began to talk. In the end they were engaged in a heated argument. Many people had collected by this. Everyone said that the man was right and the giant was wrong. The giant was furious. There were about ten people there. With one mighty blow they all lay dead on the ground. His opponent in the argument was also dead. The horse was never any good after.

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Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Cahernaleague, Co. Waterford
Informant
Micheul Ó hIcheadha
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Cahernaleague, Co. Waterford
Language
English