School: Ganntaigh (Ganty)

Location:
Ganty, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Sorcha Bean Uí Chlúin

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An Old Story - The Two Wishes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0034, Page 0233

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There was once a very hard working man who laboured for three years for a miserly old man, and when he was finished working, the man whom he was working for gave him three half pence. On his way home one night he met a funny little man and he asked him for the three half pence and he gave it to him. The little man gave him two wishes in return and he asked for a gun and a fiddle which he received.
The nest he met was a robber, and the robber asked him to shoot a bird for him and he did so. The robber went into the bush for the bird and when he got the robber in the bush he began to play the fiddle and the robber began to dance.

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Collector
Paddy Walsh
Gender
male
Age
10
Address
Ganty, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Walsh
Gender
female
Occupation
farmer's wife
Address
Ganty, Co. Galway
Language
English