School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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Don’t Refuse Tea at Night Or Else

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 012

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One Night a man was visiting in his cousin's house. When it was coming near bed-time they put down the kettle and they wanted him to have tea to warm him before he would go. He did not want any tea and they tried to force him but he said he would not have any tea. Then the man left the house. When he had gone half ways home he lost his way. The night was bright but still he could not get his path. He came back to the house and he took the tea. Then he left again to go home again and he got his way. It is not right to refuse tea at night when you are being mpressed to take it.

Collector
M. Forde
Gender
male
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Informant
Michael Forde
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English