School: Cashel (roll number 11358)

Location:
Cashel, Co. Galway
Teacher:
P. Ó Lochlainn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0010, Page 119

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Ar theacht abhaile liom is me tuirseach táiruighthe
An dara lá is mé teacht ó chuan aniar,
Casadh an cailleach dom is chuir sí cainnt orm,
Cé'n fear matas thú nó an bacach tá tú,
Nó ndéanthá claimhneas leis an sean bhean lighe.
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Breantadh mé tharan is rinne me gáire
Má tá an púrsa láidear ad tean aniar
Ní leis an cailleach a bhailigh, ó'n a h-aisceal thug sí an pursa mar,
Biodh an méid sin adsa is ná h-innis go Cháit é
Ta an púrsa láidear ann fos na dhiaidh
Fág do bhean as do cheathar paiste
Is dean go bráth leis an sean-bhean lighe.
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Casadh an sagart liom agus luig mé mo chás do
Mo cheathar páiste 's iad agol mo dhiaidh
Ní deanach mo bhean bhocht a dhéanamh acht gáire

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Informant
Padhraig Mac Donnchadha
Gender
male
Age
75
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Scrahallia, Co. Galway
Language
Irish