School: Convent Girls' School, Ballymote

Location:
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Sr. M. Patrick

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An Old Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0183, Page 102

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In a village not far from Boyle
there lived an old woman
called Kitty Luke. One evening
as she was going milking
she saw a small little red
man under a holly-bush
singing away. She pounced
upon him and told him she would not let him go until he would tell her where the money was. He let a yell and said "Hush" the cow will
kick you" Kitty turned her head and there was no cow and when she looked again the little man was gone.
She told the story when she went
home and her son said, "If I see
the rogue I will not take my eyes off him until he shows me where the money is buried." Some time after as Kitty's son was passing the

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Collector
Kathleen Barnes
Gender
female
Address
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Informant
John J. Coleman
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Tawnytaskin, Co. Roscommon
Language
English