School: Tulach Beag (roll number 10717)

Location:
Tully Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Anna Stamhbridge

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The Wonderful Rope

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1087, Page 146

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Many old ruins of houses are to be found in the townland of the Glen. In one of these old ruins there used to live a man named, John Grier. One day he found an old rope in the hills, apparently of no value, so he threw it into a corner.
One night a cow broke loose in the byre and he bound up her chain with the old rope.
That night the cow filled every dish in the house with milk and still more milk.
They all wondered what could be wrong, then the thought of the rope occurred to them.
So they took it off and decided to burn it. But it wriggled about as if alive, till at length the whole family were holding it in their

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Collector
Pearl Kilpatrick
Gender
female
Address
Tully Mountain, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Kilpatrick
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Tully Mountain, Co. Donegal
Language
English