School: Árd Raithín (roll number 6260)

Location:
Ardrahan, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Tomás S. Ó Meadhra

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The Dissatisfied Wife

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0036, Page 0260

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The Dissatasfied Wife

There was a man living near the sea in Kinvara, Co.Galway. He had a wife who was not satisfied with the cabin she was living in. She wanted a new house. One day as the her husband was fishing he caught a huge fish on his hook. The fish craved of him to let him go. Before he let him go the fish promised him that any request he would ask it would be granted to him. He would have to say the following,
Oh man of the sea
Come listen to me
For Alice my wife,
The plague of my life
Sent me to beg
A boon of thee.
The man went home

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Collector
Máire Ní Mathúna
Gender
female
Address
Tullira, Co. Galway
Informant
Thomas Deely
Gender
male
Address
Lissatunny, Co. Galway
Language
English