School: An Clochán (B)

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

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The Fisherman and the Fairy Ship

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 248

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One time there lived in the district
of clifden two fishermen. One night they went out fishing and it was very fine. When they were very long fishing they saw a big ship and it was full of lights. They saw no one on it and they thought it might be a fairy one. when they were about to turn away they heard a voice saying "Go home or you will get drowned here". they did not heed this voice but they turned away from it. when they were a while fishing after that, a storm arose. the waves rose over the boat and it was going up and down. . After a while

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Collector
Francis Egan
Gender
male
Informant
Joe Keady
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Fakeeragh, Co. Galway
Language
English