School: An Drom Clochach (B.)

Location:
Dromclogh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Pártholán Ó Ruadhacháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0408, Page 125

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A hunchback lived with his mother in Finuge. They had one cat. One day another cat came in and said "go home Kitty Healy Kitty Mason is dead." The cat left the house and the hunchback followed her until they arrived at Bothar a Fadhdain fort. There was a cat dead and many cats were crying over the corpse. Kitty Healy ordered the funeral to take place and they marched four deep until they arrived at Timothy O'Carroll's fort and laid him to rest for ever. All came home with tears in their eyes. The hunchback went home and the cat returned after the funeral.

Informant
Miss Margaret Brosnan
Gender
female
Address
Knockreagh, Co. Kerry
Language
English