School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 128

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Old Biddy Brannigan lived alone at Tulnaree over eighty years ago, in her little thatched cottage with not another soul to talk to, still she was happy, as she let her Rosary slip quietly through her fingers, with the shades of evening falling on the world outside.

Old Biddy Brannigan lived alone at Tulnaree over eighty years ago, in her little thatched cottage with not another soul to talk to, still she was happy, as she let her Rosary slip quietly through her fingers, with the shades of evening falling on the world outside.
Biddy was a kind and generous old lady, and the neighbours liked her and were very kind to her. The little boy next door drove her only cow, to and from the hill.
One evening in early Autumn, Biddy was sitting in her little whitewashed kitchen, when in came a little black-haired woman, and round her shoulders was thrown a loose red-cloak. As she entered the house she said in a clear voice. "Beannacht Dé ar gach duine agus gach rud san toigh seo".
"Go mbeannughidh Dia dhuit féin" said Biddy.
The red-cloaked woman brought forth a bottle and asked Biddy for milk. Just at that time Biddy's cow was not giving

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Collector
Maeve Doogan
Gender
female
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Miss Nellie Doherty
Gender
female
Address
1419892
Language
English