School: Eaglais

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 101

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Once a man was coming home from cardplaying. He had a lot of money with him. He met a man on the side of the road. The stranger begged the man to come cardplaying with him. The man did so. Before long the stranger won all the money off him. The man never played a card from that time on.

Once there was a boy. He was about 16 years One day when he was coming from town he got killed. When he was about 2 weeks dead, he appeared to his mother and he asked her if she would pay for a package of fags that he owed for. He also told her that God would have let him straight into heaven only for the debt. The mother payed for the fags and the boy was never seen again.

Collector
Michael Neary
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Neary
Gender
male
Age
65
Language
English

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