School: Bunninadden

Bunnanaddan, Co. Sligo
John J. Rochford
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0343

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  1. A bull which appeared in a garden.
    Long ago there lived a poor widow and her five daughters. They had a fine plot of cabbage.One day they were all eating their dinners and one of the girls looked out on the window and she saw a big bull eating the cabbage.She took a big stick and went out to put out the bull.She struck the bull but the stick stuck to the bull and the girl stuck to the stick. The bull went up to a steep hill and said "Hill, hill, open, and let me and my wife in" The hill opened and they both went in. He brought her into a room. Here she saw heads and bodies of people. He told her not to attempt to venture into that room. He told her that he would come back with her sister. When the girl got the bull gone she went into the room. Very soon she
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    Folktales index
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    Frank Anderson
    Bunnanaddan, Co. Sligo
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    Kilshalvy, Co. Sligo