School: Eaglais

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

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The Lion and the Sheep

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 017

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Once there was a man who had a hut out in the mountain. He was minding sheep sheep from the lion. One day the lion killed a sheep and was eating it. When the man saw him he shouted for the dogs and the lion ran away. Then the man set a trap to catch the lion. Next day the lion killed another sheep. When the man saw him he set his his dogs on him but when he saw the lion going on the dogs he shot him

Collector
Mairtin Mac Giollárnath
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Forde
Gender
unknown
Age
60
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English