School: Dromlogach Mainistir na Féile (roll number 10908)

Location:
Dromlegagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Eighneachán Ó Muircheartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0407, Page 520

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There was once a widow who had three sons and one daughter.
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cursed the herder. The herder returned some time afterwards and when the master met him he touched him with a magic rod and turned him into a stone. After a time the third brother told his mother that his sister was away three years and three days; his old brother was away two years and two days and his second brother a year and a day and that he would go out and find them. So she made two loaves the large one with a blessing and the small one with a curse. He took the large one with her blessing and went away until he came to the home where the cock was thatching. He asked for his sister and two brothers and the master told him he would get them if he would mind the cows for a day so he consented. The master then told him not to leave the cows until they come home so the cows were milked and the milk left down a hole in the Yard. The brother asked why that was done and he was told he would find out later. He then left with the cows and followed them along until he came to the orchard. He stopped, but thinking on his promise to keep after the cows he went on until they came to a place where they had troughs of food. He remained there until they had eaten and then returned home with them. As he was returning he came to the edge of a cliff where he saw little children drinking milk which flowed out of its side. When

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Collector
Liatháin
Gender
male
Address
Rylane, Co. Kerry
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
circa 56
Language
English