School: Cushatrough (roll number 14986)

Cushatrough, Co. Galway
Máire, Bean Uí Ghoilidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 364

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My great grandfather and girl went to the hill and when they were coming in they sat down on two hillocks and the girl said to him, I thought that there was no fair to day, and sure there isent he said. Well where are all the cattle going she said, and with that she was taken away from him and was taken into a house and she saw a woman rocking the cradle and then she was offered food and the old woman shook he head at her not to eat the food. Then she came back to him and she was crying. She saw a robin and she was trying to strike the robin and after a while she got a stroke from the robin that put her upper teeth down to her lower lip. He thought she was dead. He said if you are dead it is a funny way for your teeth to be and he left his hand on her forehead and she got up and came with him.

Peadar Ó Conceannain
John Davis
circa 74
Fountainhill or Knockavilra, Co. Galway