School: Pollréamoinn (Buachaillí)

Pollremon, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Duibhghiolla
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0014, Page 197

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    The ass lives in the farms in my district and the ginnet. There is a black cross on the ass from the top of his tail to his head and across his shoulders too. The ginnet kicked the Blessed Virgin when she had chosen her to ride on to Egypt and she cursed her and she never had a foel henceforth. She got the ass and he didnt kick her and she blessed him and that is the why he has a cross on his back.
    Why is a working ass never hungry? Ans. because he has a bit in his mouth.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.