School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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Fireside Stories

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 223

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John Fox, a shoemaker in this locality heard the following stories told at his own fireside by his father & three neighbours who used to come to visit at night to their house.

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Two brothers were herds on a mountain One brother used to say "I be afraid always when I go out alone to look at the cattle & sheep." The other brother could not understand this & at last got tired listening to it & said "I'll never quit till I find out what makes the people afraid." So one fine day he set off to find out & said he would never return till he had found out. He travelled on & when night fell he called at this house & got lodgings there. In the course of conversation he told the man of the house his errand. "You have not very far now to go," said the man. "No one crosses yonder bridge after nightfall but is beaten & battered." When

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Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
John Fox
Gender
male
Occupation
shoemaker
Address
Farranmacfarrell, Co. Sligo
Language
English