School: Beanntraighe (B.) (roll number 15135)

Location:
Bantry, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Dr. Mac Carrthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0281, Page 039

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Long ago there lived in Beara a very old and wicked woman. She was feared by all the people because she was a witch. It was said that she could walk twenty miles in five minutes.

One day she was returning from a neighbouring village when she came upon a Saint sleeping by the road-side. There was a bag of holy books by his side. Being a pagan and hating Christians she destroyed the books.
When the Saint awoke he knew, by the power of God, that it was the witch who had destroyed the books. He put a curse on her and changed her into a rock, which is to be seen to this day at Cill Caitiarann. This rock is called the "Hag of Beara".

Thos. Fitzgerald
Barrack Road,
Bantry

Collector
Thomas Fitzgerald
Gender
male
Address
Bantry, Co. Cork
Informant
Michael Fitzgerald
Gender
male
Address
Bantry, Co. Cork
Language
English

Many years ago there lived in Goleen a very mean man. He was so mean that he hid every penny he got, in a box. At last he became afraid that somebody would steal his money so he hid it under a tree in his garden.
He used to go to the garden every day and he used to stand all alone over the treasure and say to himself how rich he was.

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