School: Dealgain (roll number 11770)

Location:
Dalgin, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Breandán Ó Riain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 075

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A lady before going to church one Sunday prepared a sheep's head and two dumplings to boil and left them in charge of her son who was foolish. Some time after she has left the boy raised the lid of the pot finding one dumpling swimming before the mouth of the sheep's head as the other was sinking to the bottom of the pot. He ran quickly to the church causing the whole congregation to look at him his mother made signs to him t say noting and he said "none of your winking or splinking but come home at once the sheep's head is after eating one of the dumplings and is chasing the other one around the pot.

Informant
Mrs S. Corless
Gender
female
Age
40
Address
Conagher, Co. Galway
Language
English