School: Eaglais

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 057

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Once an old man died. When the people of the house thought he was long enough dead to lay him out they found he was not cold enough to put him over-board. So they said they would leave him another hour. When they went the second time one of the women questioned him and asked him if he was dead He answered "I am neither dead nor alive Then she said "what is troubling you now" He said that God had sent him back to this earth again for seven years for not thanking Him for all he had give him. When he died after seven years the same women put him over-board again.

Collector
Margaret Mc Donnell
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Randall Mc Donnell
Gender
female
Age
54
Address
Ardvarney, Co. Mayo
Language
English