School: Bealach (roll number 5811)

Location:
Ballagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Domhnall Ó Daltúin

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The Ugly Pony

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0258, Page 169

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The Ugly Pony
Once a upon a time there was a king who had seven sons. He was out one day fowling. He saw a wild bird beating away one of her young ones. His grand adviser was with him and he called his attention to see what was the cause. The grand adviser said that she had seven young ones and she was beating away one to pay the tied. Is'nt that terrible that a wild bird of the air has that understanding that she drove away one to pay the tied and I a human being and have seven sons, why shouldnt I give away one as well as the bird. O said the grand adviser it would be a pity to giveo ne of them fine gentlemen away to pay the tied.
It is no use, you will have to get some way for me

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Collector
Ellen Rattigan
Gender
female
Address
Kilroosky, Co. Roscommon
Informant
John Oates
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Corry, Co. Roscommon
Language
English