School: Cronaghbois (roll number 2658)

Location:
Crannogeboy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Criostóir Ó Beirn

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The Riggidy Bull

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1048, Page 288

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Long ago there lived a king who was married to a very beautiful woman. Only one son was born to them when the queen died and the king married again. This queen was very bad to the boy and always had him out herding cattle and no need for herding. She did not know how to get him killed so she thought to get him killed with hunger. He used to get nothing to eat but a few raw potatoes in a day. Before his mother died she gave him a bull

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Collector
(name not given)
Gender
unknown
Informant
Patrick Shovlin
Gender
male
Age
85
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ardara, Co. Donegal
Informant
Andy Maloney
Gender
male
Age
circa 60
Occupation
vagrant
Language
English