School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Mermaids

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 048

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Stories are told about mermaids in this district. People say she has a girls head with long hair and a tail like a fish. People say when she sees anyone walking near water at 12 o'Clock at night she pulls them in and turns them into a mermaid, or if a person goes near water on a Whit Sunday the mermaid will pull him in and turn him into a mermaid.

Collector
Susan Crowe
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Informant
James Crowe
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Language
English