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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 254

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There were two peddlers in Urhan long ago. One day they were going to a fair and they saw a dead man on one side of the road, and he has a fine pair of boots on him. They were trying to take off the boots and they could not. So one of them cut the two legs off the man and put them into a bag and they went away. They separated from each other that night. They went to two farmers houses The peddler that had the boots in the bad went to a house where there were five cows tied on one side of it. When the farmer went to bed that night. The peddler made a fine fire and put on it a big pot of water, and out the two legs of the man into the pit and when they softened, he took off the boots and he threw the legs of the man under one of the hows head. Then he went away before the farmer got up. When the farmer got up in the morning he did not see any peddler and he saw the two legs of the man under the cows head and he thought it was the cow eat the peddler . After a while the other peddler came

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Collector
Cáit Ní Domhnuidhe
Gender
female
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Informant
Micheal Ó Domhnuidhe
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Language
English