School: Ballinorley (roll number 11597)

Bellanurly, Co. Sligo
Mrs Anna Ewing
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0160, Page 296

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  1. An old woman over ninety years of age used to tell this story about sixteen years ago, before she died.
    There were once four sisters, Three of them were very beautiful and the fourth, Rucky by name, was very ugly. When they grew up their father told them it was time they were going to seek their fortune out in the world. The three beautiful sisters set out but they wouldn't not bring Rucky with them in case she would spoil their chances.
    After they had gone a
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