School: Na Corráin (roll number 9938/9)

Location:
Currans, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cormac Ó Muircheartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0446, Page 189

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The boss murdered this man to come by his property; he was his brother-in-law. O'Sullivan got married to the dead man's daughter and O'Sullivan's descendants have the property now.

There is one story which was told to me by my Grand-father about a farmer and his three daughters.
There once lived in Kerry a rich farmer who had three daughters; one of them was very bold and the other two were very gentle. One day a man asked the farmer for his eldest daughter in marriage. The farmer said she was too bold but to marry the second one. So he married her and took her away to his own home. Another man asked him for his eldest daughter and the same thing happened; she was too bold and to marry the youngest.
A third man came and asked him for his eldest daughter but the farmer said she was too bold but the man said it made no difference. She may be the best of them yet. They married and he was taking her on horse-back to his own home

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Collector
John Fitzgerald
Gender
male
Address
Tullagubbeen, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mr John Fitzgerald
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
circa 50
Address
Tullagubbeen, Co. Kerry
Language
English