School: Réidh Reamhar (roll number 12113)

Location:
Reyrawer, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán A. Mac Fhloinn

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Leaba Dhiarmada agus Gráinne

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0050, Page 0140

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Leabaidh Diarmuid agus Gráinne.
Near Lynchs cross at Ballyturn is a field belonging to William Casey. In the middle of that field there are two big stones standing side by side and one over head. There is a big ash tree growing beside it, and the old people said that it was Diarmuid and Grainne took them there. They got the stone in Chevy Chase. Diarmuid took two in his hands one in each and Grainne took one on her head. They went down to Ballyturn and they left them there. Diarmuid stuck his own two in the ground, and Grainne put her stone over them. This is called Leabaidh "Diarmuda and Grainne."
Thomas Burke,
Derrykeel,
Gort,
Co. Galway.

Written down from my grand-father who is eighty nine years of age.

Collector
Thomas Burke
Gender
male
Address
Derrykeel, Co. Galway
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
89
Language
English
Location
Ballyturin