School: Killinaboy (roll number 12557)

Killinaboy, Co. Clare
Donncha Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 268

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 268

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    Being thirsty he went to a keg of potteen and pulled the vent out of it. When he had his enough drank he looked around and saw the cat running out with the priest's piece. He pelted the vent after him and when he went to put it into the keg again all the potteen spilled around the floor. In order to dry up the floor he emptied a half sack of flour on it and shouvelled it out the door.
    Then he had no quarter for the priest and there was a goose hatching in the corner, he took her out and killed her. He then put her into the oven feathers and all as she was and put coals on her. Fearing the eggs would get cold he went hatching himself. When the mother, priest, and wife came, the answer they got was "Gur, Gur tá mé ag gor"

    Collected by: - Máire Ní Dhiolúin, Crossard. Told by: - Martin Mc Mahon, Crossard (her grandfather)
    (66 years)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. One day a travelling woman and her son walking, the woman was carrying a half bag of potatoes. She was tired, and she lay down under a tree. Before she slept she told her son not to let any living creature near her. As she slept a fly came
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Máire Ní Dhiolúin
    Crossard, Co. Clare
    Martin Mc Mahon
    Crossard, Co. Clare