School: Leitirfreag

Location:
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Míchéal Ó hIfearnáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0006, Page 008

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A man was fishing one day and he caught a mermaid. It is said that if you take the comb from a mermaid she cannot go back to the sea again. The man was named Keane. He took the comb from her, and married her. The man hid the comb in the rafters. One night she set the house on fire, and down fell the comb, she got it, and went away again.

Collector
Noel Heffernan
Gender
male
Informant
Mr Malley
Gender
male
Language
English