School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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A Fairy Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 221

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Once there were two girls living together there [sic] names were Peggy and Sarah O Brian. Peggy was a very lazy girl but Sarah was not.

One day as Sarah was knitting her Mother told her to bring her in a can full of water. She brought her knitting with her to the well but as she was stooping down to life the can of water one of her needles fell into the well. Sarah jumped into the well in search of the needle but she did not get it.
Down and down she went until she came upon a green

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Collector
Máire Nígh Áille
Gender
female
Age
12
Address
Drumadoney, Co. Donegal
Informant
Bridget Hilley
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Drumadoney, Co. Donegal
Language
English