School: An Mhainistir, Cloch na Rón

Location:
Roundstone, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Ambrós Ó Conaill

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The Silly Women

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0007, Page 021

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Long ago a certain man got married to a young woman. Her own house had a roof of scraws and the man's house had a ceiling and she got afraid that it would fall down on her. The man got disappointed because he had a silly wife. He said he would go around the world and would not return unless he got two women sillier than his wife. He started off and went into the first house he came to for a rest. As he was going in he saw a big pig outside. The woman of the house welcomed him and asked was he searching for anything. He said he was looking for a pig. The woman said, "You are in the right place now. I would be glad if you took that pig of my hands." The man said that as long as he was doing her a favour in taking the pig she ought to give him something to feed it. The woman gave him a horn of

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Collector
Robert Dundas
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Richard Dundas
Gender
female
Age
80
Occupation
farmer
Address
Roundstone, Co. Galway
Language
English