School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 342

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The Black Lough is a small lake in the townland of Kilkare. There are a great many small fish caught in it. In the Summer this lake makes two.
There are three remarkable caves at the lake. There is one cave that you can go in at one side and out at the other. The second cave is called Mary Ann's cave. Some generations ago two girls went into the cave to eat their Easter eggs. There came a witch out of the cave and killed Mary Ann. There is a superscription written on one side of the cave. It is written in a strange language that nobody can read except for the name Mary Ann and that

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Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mr H. Broder
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Kilkere, Co. Sligo
Language
English