School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 239

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    " Old Cows Days". It is unlucky to bring a horse working on St. Stephens Day. It is not right to plough the day before St. Patricks Day.
    Julia Clancy
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    There was and are yet a great many composers of songs around Oughterard.

    of the names are Mick Kennavey from Portacarron Willie Barr from Old Chapel who died a great many years ago. Pearse Darcy from Magheramore and Martin Mc.Donagh from Doon. This is the song that Mick Kennavey composed.
    Cuffs and Collars and starch contrays
    My curse may fall down hot and heavy on
    Jane and Mary
    Another song he composed was
    Here is Mary and here is the fairy
    Always mending and sowing.
    What do you think of that behind in
    the bed.
    Refused me for a hour's mowing.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Teresa Clancy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway