School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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The Fisherman and His Wife

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 049

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There once lived near Clifden a very poor woman who lived in a small hut with her husband. This woman always wished to be a queen. One day her husband was fishing and he caught a salmon. The salmon said if he would let him live he would give him whatever he wished for.
The man said he wished that his wife should be a queen. When he went home he found his wife a queen in a big palace.
Next day the man went fishing again and he caught the salmon a second time. If you let me live I will give you whatever your wife wishes for.
When the man went home he found his wife in a very bad state with a head-ache. What is wrong with you said her husband, O she said the sun gave me a

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Collector
Ignatius Ludden
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Stanton
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English