School: Gleann Éada (roll number 8537)

Location:
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Bean Uí Mhaolaith

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0189, Page 011

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Once upon a time there lived a king who had three sons. One day he brought the three sons to a crossroads and said to them. "Depart from me now, and whatever one of you able to get the smallest dog for me he will get my kingdom." He then told them to meet again at the same crossroads and all at the same time. They all went their own way to try their luck. After three years they came back and met at the same time and a small dog with each of them. The eldest boy presented his dog and the second his. The third gave his father a nutshell and told him to break it carefully. The father did so and out came a barking little dog. He then said to his youngest son. "You have won my kingdom and you shall be my heir."

Collector
Bean Uí Mhaolaith
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Address
Mourne Beg, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Cullen
Gender
male
Age
60
Occupation
farmer
Address
Crumpaun, Co. Leitrim
Language
English
Location
Crumpaun