School: Tír na nEascrach

Location:
Tiranascragh, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Eamonn Ó Coigligh

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Story-Telling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0058, Page 0262

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John Redden Kill Ballycrissane Ballinasloe an old aged pensioner and classed as illiterate but a born story teller.
He told me a long story of how the sea is salt, or as he put it how the water in Galway was salty. He heard the story from his father.
He begins the story.
Once upon a time there were two brothers Paddy and Jack. They were very poor and Jack who was a good looking boy and clever went to work at the Big House and married the daughter and became a rich man

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Informant
John Redden
Gender
male
Address
Kill, Co. Galway
Language
English