School: Leitir Fhada

Location:
Letterfad, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Eibhlín, Bean Uí Bhaoighill

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Story - Joe the Tailor

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1036, Page 311

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Once upon a time there lived in Ireland a man named Joe and he was a tailor. He lived with his sister and he had no custome[?]. One day as he was working his sister came out with his lunch.It was a very warm day and when he took up his lunch he found that there were forty flies on it. He lifted a board and killed all the flies. Joe said to himself if I can kill forty with one shot I am long enough here. So away he went, he did not go far until he met a giant. The giant asked him where he was going and he showed him the board and said he was going away to look for a job and the giant said that he would go with him. So the two of them

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Collector
Nuala Ní Cinneide
Gender
female
Age
11
Address
Letterfad, Co. Donegal
Informant
Sean 'Ac Suibhne
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Sallows, Co. Donegal
Language
English