Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.
On this page
- An elderly bachelor living in the townland of Meenadreen near the Four Masters’ School came home from the May fair of Donegal one evening “mair go leór”. He had a dozen of herring with him. His mother who was very old and feeble, was not able to rise to fry the fish. So he got the “[sprit ?] iron” and started frying, and after great trouble he succeeded.He muttered “now if I had a woman of my own I wouldn’t have this bother.” His mother took no notice of his muttering. At last he shouted to her, “Mother, I have a woman in my eye at last.” She answered than and said “[Thrath ?] Jamie, you may keep her in your eye.” “You have no place else to put her”.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh