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

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

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A True Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0281, Page 159

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Long ago before there were any trains or motor cars, going from Bantry to Cork, they used to take the goods by big carts drawn by four horses.
One night there were four carts of goods coming along the Cúasán road towards Bantry, and the horses were very tired.
At last the horses were so tired that the drivers had to untackle them for a rest. After a while three of the men tackled their horses again but the other man stayed there for about a quarter of an hour after-wards. When his horses had rested enough he tackled them up again.
He had not gone far when he met a big tall man. He tried to kill the driver but he did not succeed. At last the driver struck the man with his whip and immediately he was changed into a big donkey. The donkey began to lash and bite at the

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Collector
Michael Sugrue
Gender
male
Address
Bantry, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr P. Sugrue
Gender
male
Address
Bantry, Co. Cork
Language
English