School: An Clochar, Banada (roll number 11887)

Location:
Banada, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
An tSr M. de Lellis

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A Local Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0173, Page 182

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Long ago two giants lived, one in "Mass Hill" and the other in "Strand Hill". The "Mass Hill" giant was as bad as it was possible for a giant to be. But the "Strand Hill" giant was good and kind. He hated to hurt any living being and was always willing to (hurt) help people in their misery.
Children and animals were his special friends. When he went for a walk he used to take half dozen children in each of his pockets, and as many more on his shoulders. When the women of the hills had to go to the bogs with their husband's dinners they always brought their children to the giant to mind. If he were busy

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Collector
Peggie Maye
Gender
female
Address
Dawros, Co. Sligo
Informant
John Scanlon
Gender
male
Address
Dawros, Co. Sligo
Language
English