School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 160

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 160

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  1. It is said that long ago the soupers where in the village of Glann near Oughterard. One day as a priest and bishop were on their way to another village to give Confirmation as they were drawing near the soupers house a woman and a few men came out barging the priest and bishop. The priest got vexed and asked leave of the bishop to do something to them but the bishop would not give him leave. Only for the bishop the priest would put the soupers and their house twenty miles out in the Atlantic Ocean. The bishop and priest continued their journey. A few days after when they came back the same road the soupers were stone blind.
    Julia Clancy
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    1. genre
      1. narratives (~478)
    2. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. penal times (~4,335)
    Julia Clancy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway
  2. There once lived a boy called Flann who went off to earn his living. He had not travelled far until he reached a river. Out jumped a weasel from under a hedge and he asked Flann what way he was
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