School: Hewetson, Clane (roll number 13902)

Millicent North, Co. Kildare
Sean Crawford
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0774, Page 016

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0774, Page 016

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Hewetson, Clane
  2. XML Page 016
  3. XML “The Lazy Servant-Girl”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. Once upon a time there lived a very lazy servant girl in a farm-house near Kill, Co. Kildare. This girl was in the habit of going to bed each night leaving the kitchen untidy, until one morning she was surprised to come down & find that the floor had been swept, the delph washed up, & every thing put to rights in some mysterious way. This went on for several nights & the girl began to be curious as to who the midnight worker might be. To solve the problem she determined to sit up & watch. When twelve oclock struck the door opened & in walked a big grey ass. He stivied up the fire & proceeded to sweep the floor & when that was done he washed & dried
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Miss Clarke