School: Scoil Mhuire (B.)

Location:
Skull, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Liam Ó Raghallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0291, Page 562

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Story of a Mermaid
There is a story told about a man named John Glavin, who lived in Lissgriffin. One day a mermaid went into Glavin's house. The mermaid told him that he should not kill a black sheep, never invite the landlord to the house, that all the family should be in before twelve o'clock at night, and never to kill a whale. Then they began to get rich, and the mermaid remained in the house. One day one of the family killed a whale. The mermaid said the whale was her brother. Then she went out and rang a bell and a white horse came up out of the sea. She jumped on the horse's back, and she said that the day would come when a Glavin would not be seen in Lissgriffin. Then the mermaid drove the horse

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