School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 263

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  1. The Danes one time were robbing the people of Donegal and they were bringing off the cattle to their own land.
    This time they took three cows and two calves with white feet belonging to a poor man. The poor peasant went to the Danish king and told him how his men robbed him of every hoof and horn. and begged and implored the King to give him back his few cattle.
    How can I give you yours from all the cattle I have said the king.
    I'll get them said the poor man.
    Well we'll see said the king.
    The poor peasant had a sheep dog called Vim with him.
    When the king and himself came to the place where the herds were says the peasant to the dog.
    Go Vim and get your own.
    The dog went in and drove out the three cows and the two calves with the white feet just as the man described to the king before that.
    Well says the king that the best
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Seán Ó Céilleachair