School: Calry (roll number 10473)

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

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Tobarnalt

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 269

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A long time ago there was a man living near Tobarnalt. Numerous people from far and near come every year to the Holy Well to pray. This man did not like to see people coming to the Well. he thought it was nonsense.
One evening he heard a woman saying- "I saw the little fish in the Well so my prayers are heard." That night he pondered over the woman's words. He thought that if he would take the fish out of the Well the people would stop coming there.
Early next morning he rose and went to the Well. The moment the fish appeared he caught it and brought it home with him. He then prepared to cook it for his breakfast. When it was nearly done he began to set the table. When all was ready he turning to look at the fish. The fish was gone but still the noise of the frying continued.
He took the pan from the fire and found it was very heavy. When he left it on the floor the noise

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Collector
Mr Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Edenbaun, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Language
English