School: Eaglais

Burren, Co. Mayo
S. Ó Mongaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 131

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then she took to the water together with the children. She has never been seen since.
The surname of the man in question was Roche and his descendants live in this same village yet.

Long ago there was a woman preparing to a have a few women spinning wool. She went out for some water after 12 o clock. Somebody asked her why she was up so late. She told her to go back to the house that there was a lot of people spinning now. The only way you have to get them out is by telling them that such a hill is on fire. As soon as the women heard this they ran out of the house. The woman ran and closed the door after them. She was told to go to bed then and not to be up so late again.


There is a cure in nettles for a cough. They are to be boiled and you drink the juice.