School: Cliffoney (B.) (roll number 13882)

Location:
Cliffony, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Patrick Mc Hugh

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Tobar an Aillt

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0155, Page 0561

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Long ago there was a trout in Tobar na nGalt, a holy well on the shore of Lough Gill not far from Sligo town.
This trout was blessed by a Saint.
A party of English tourists were picknicking and fishing in Lough Gill near the Well.
One of them threw his line into the Well and caught the trout.
He put down his frying pan on the fire which he kindled on the bank, and put in the trout with the intention of frying him. He did not know that this was a blessed trout.
When he had him half fried the trout jumped out of the pan and into the Well.
Ever since, when a person looks into the Well, the trout

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Collector
Patrick Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Cliffony, Co. Sligo
Informant
John Costello
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Cliffony, Co. Sligo
Language
English