School: An Mhainistir, Cloch na Rón

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

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The Man that Was Burning Kelp

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0007, Page 046

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Long ago there lived a man and his daughter in a little house. They use to be burning kelp. One night about twelve o'clock they were burning kelp on a rock near the shore.
They saw a big black dog coming out from under a rock with a child in its mouth and its eyes were shining like glass. The daughter was crying and she told her father to make the dog leave down the child.
He said he would not. The big dog went under the rock again with the child in it's mouth. Th enext morning there was a child missing in the village.

Collector
Robert Dundas
Gender
male
Informant
Edward King
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Errisbeg East, Co. Galway
Language
English