School: Calry (roll number 10473)

Location:
Colgagh, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Róisín Mhig Ualghairg

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 180

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In a certain house in this parish the cattle used to get sick very often and sometimes they died and no sooner than there was one better than there was another sick.
The cattle were tied at the end of the kitchen. One Sunday morning there was a heifer sick. The people were all at Mass except the housekeeper. There came in a red haired woman. She asked a charity and asked how were they all getting on. The woman of the house said they were all well. The stranger said "Have you a heifer sick here.
The woman said they had. The strange woman said "You always will have one sick until you take them out of where they are tied. For they are tied in the pass and they are obstructing us. So shift them as quick as you can. The woman

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Collector
Annie Cullen
Gender
female
Address
Loughanelteen, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs Cullen
Gender
female
Age
53
Address
Loughanelteen, Co. Sligo
Language
English