School: An Clochán (B)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 064

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Long ago a woman was going to town to sell butter. And she had no English. Her son told her if anyone asked her what was the price of the butter to say "2/1 lb". And if they said it was too dear to say "some other body will buy it." So she went into a shop. And the shop keeper said how was she. And what did she say but butter. So he asked her again and she said "2/1 lb". And he asked her again. She said some other body will. So he said if she did not go out he would call the guards and tell them to put he out. So out she had to go.

Collector
Francis Connolly
Gender
male
Informant
Anne Keaney
Gender
female
Age
70
Language
English