School: Bealach (roll number 5811)

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

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An Old Story - God's Little Cow

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0258, Page 192

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Long ago when the poor people who were living on the side of the mountain had no milk God sent a cow around to give them milk and whoever saw her could milk her no matter how many times a day. If you milked her into an egg-cup she would fill it and no more, and if you milked her into the largest vessel you had she would also fill it.
There is a little insect of a red shining colour around this district knows as God's little cow.

Collector
Margret Murray
Gender
female
Address
Sheehaun (Hughes), Co. Roscommon
Informant
John Bermingham
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Sheehaun (Hughes), Co. Roscommon
Language
English