School: Gleann Éada (roll number 8537)

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

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The Story of the Enchanted Cow

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0189, Page 014

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A long time ago, there was a strange cow seen in Glenade. The story goes that she fed in Crumpawn where the best grazing for miles around is supposed to be. She drank of the water in Loughmarron because it is the purest and best in the Parish, and she slept on the dry hills of Uragh. It was said that this cow could vill any vessel that ever was put under her with milk. One day she arrived at the house of an old woman who had no cows to give her milk. She asked the cow for (sc) some milk and the cow answered that she would give her plenty. She brought out a barrel and the cow filled it. She then brought out every vessel in the house, and the cow filled them also. At last she became so wicked that she brought out

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Collector
Bean Uí Mhaolaith
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Address
Mourne Beg, Co. Donegal
Informant
Pat Gilroy
Gender
male
Age
40
Occupation
farmer
Address
Cloontyprughlish, Co. Leitrim
Language
English
Location
Crumpaun