School: Clochar na Toirbhirte

Location:
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Sr M. Gráinne

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The Mermaid

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0635, Page 224

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Sixth Standard

The Mermaid
The mermaid lives in the water. She is said to be half a woman and half a fish. Her head and body are the shape of those of a woman. She has long flowing hair. The lower part of her body is similar to that of a fish.
A story is told of a mermaid being once seen at a place called Bay Loc near Lismore. A poor man passed by the Loc. It was late on a moonlight night. he washed himself, and some of his clothes in the Loc. He spread the clothes out to dry on the bushes near

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Collector
Hannah O' Farrell
Gender
female
Address
Ballyin Lower, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mr P. O' Farrell
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Ballyin Lower, Co. Waterford
Language
English