School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Location:
Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 270

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Once a upon a time there was a man who could not pay his rent and the landlord only gave him a week to pay it.

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Once upon a time there was a man who could not pay his rent and the landlord only gave him a week to pay it. On the day the week was up the man went down some of his fields and sat down to think what he could do for his rent , when a little green man came up the field and asked what he was thinking of. "Well" said the man, I have got no money to pay my rent". "If you go over to that rush bush you will get enough money to pay it"; So the man went over and got a purse of money which paid his rent and kept him for the rest of his life. The man thanked the fairy and the fairy told the man not to give the landlord the money till he would get a receipt for it. The man went to the landlord and paid him

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Collector
Margaret Breslin
Gender
female
Address
Drung, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr John Duffy
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
79
Address
Ballyargus, Co. Donegal
Language
English