School: Urhan (C.) (roll number 12260)

Location:
Urhin, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eimile Ní Urdail

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Gort Athaig

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 223

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Long ago there lived two giants in a little Island near Garnish. One of them was big and the other was small. One day a dispute arose between them, and the big one followed the small one and they had a fight in Gort Athaig and the small one stepped from a rock in near the land to a rock far out in the sea and the big one followed and cut off his head and his head floated in to Ardaclluggan because cluggan is a head. His body floated in to Cahirkeem and thats how it got the name of Cahirkeem because keem is a body. It is called Cahirkeem ever since

Collector
Máire Ní Arachtáin
Gender
female
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Informant
Micheál Ó Arachtáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Language
English