School: Druim Mór

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 231

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from that time on he would not venture outside the door after nightfall.
He was cured of his mania of trying to find out what made people afraid.

II
Long long ago a man lived in Co. Sligo. He had one son & this son was a 'rake'. His father got tired of his rakish ways and decided to send him out in the world & let him sink or swim. When he was going he gave him twenty pounds and his blessing. The boy set off & took ship at Sligo for a far foreign land. When he arrived at one of the South American Ports he saw a young girl tied to a stake on the top of a hill & a huge crowd of people gathered round her. He asked one of the by-standers what was the reason of the strange spectacle. The by-stander told him that she had disobeyed her mistress & the punishment for this was death or a fine of five

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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