School: An Gleann Garbh (roll number 2379)

Location:
Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Caoimhín Ó Séaghdha

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An Gleann Garbh | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0279, Page 099

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1. As black as silk and as white as milk, and it hops on the ground like hailstone.
A magpie.

2. Thirty two white horses.
Upon a red hill.
They are galloping, galloping.
And now they are still.
Our teeth
3. As round as a basin
As deep as a cup.
And all the wells on earth
Would not fill it up.
A strainer.
4 Tis red and 'tis yellow.
Tis blue and 'tis brown.
Tis high in the middle,

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Collector
Criostóir Ó Súilleabhán
Gender
male
Address
Reenmeen West, Co. Cork
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Reenmeen West, Co. Cork
Language
mixed