School: Brackey (roll number 3500)

Location:
Bracky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pádraig S. Mac a' Ghoill

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Croí na Féile

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1041, Page 119

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In olden times there was a man who on account of his kindness was nick named Croidhe na Féile. He lived with his wife in a house close to a Ferry. At one time they were well off, but owing to the generosity of Croidhe na Féile they soon came down in the world. The position of the house had a lot to do with this. Whenever a storm prevented people from getting over the ferry Croidhe na Féile invited them to his home and gave them of the best that he had. Sometimes this meant keeping them for lengthy periods, and as often as not he got nothing in return, but Croidhe na Féile never complained. Again and again his wife blamed him for what she called his foolishness, but he paid no heed except to tell her that

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Collector
Pádraic Mac A' Ghoill
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Informant
Dómhnall (Dónaí) Ó Breisleain
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
feirmeoir
Language
English