School: Mullach Dubh

Location:
Lisgorman, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Blioscáin

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Mermaid

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0203, Page 212

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Once upon a time a girl was steeping flax in Glenade lake, when a mermaid came up out of the water and killed her. At moment a man happened to be passing by with his horse and he saw what the mermaid had done and he killed her. Just as he was up on his horse ready to ride home another mermaid followed him. He was just going in on the stable door when he turned round and saw the mermaid was close behind him; so he drew his sword and cut her in two halves. When this man died he was buried in Rosenver graveyard and monument was erected over his grave with the picture of his coat of arms and the mermaid on it.

Collector
Patricia Flynn
Gender
female
Address
Drumahaire, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Martin Mc Morrow
Gender
male
Address
Corratawy, Co. Leitrim
Language
English