School: Eaglais

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 023

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Once upon a time there lived an old woman who used to be up very late spinning. One night after all the rest had gone to sleep she remained at the wheel. When she had finished she looked up to the fire and saw an old woman spinning in the corner. She saw another old hag under the bed spinning. She turned around and saw another at the backdoor. She knew at once that they were fairies and that it was not right to wait up late spinning. She put out the light and went to bed. From that time forth she never waited up late spinning.

Collector
Pádhraic Ó Máille
Gender
male
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Kate Corcoran
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English
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