School: Scoil na mBráthar, An t-Ósbuidéal (roll number 6543)

Location:
Hospital, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
An Br. S. Ó Hannracháin, Eamon Ó Grainséin

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The Enchanted Lake

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0514, Page 377

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The Enchanted Lake,
Three men went one day to drain one of the lakes on top of the Galtees. It is believed that there is a lot of gold buried at the bottom of the lake, and they went looking for it. They dug away as hard as they could for an hour or so: then they sat down to take a smoke. One of them looked towards home, and saw that all the country around was on fire. The three men went down in great haste with the intention of putting out the fire, but when they arrived it was not on fire at all. They went back again to their work and the same thing happened again. Then they returned home believing that the lake was enchanged.
Told to James Jane
By Patrick Ryan,
Ballinoveen,
Emly,
Co. Tipperary

Collector
James Jane
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Ballynaveen, Co. Tipperary
Language
English