School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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Long long ago there live big giants in Ireland, ...

Long long ago there lived big giants in Ireland, they were very wicked and did not hesitate to kill. There lived a very wicked one in a place called Glin in the Co. Limerick. His home was in a very lonely place. There was a robber called Gadhuidhe Dubh. One night the robber lost his way and came into the giant's house. The giant was out but there was a young girl house keeping. When she heard the giant coming in she put the robber in hide. The giant had an infant coming in and ordered the girl to kill and cook it for his supper. He fell asleep and when the Gadhuidhe got him asleep he killed him & went his way. The giant was very wealthy & the house-keeper had all his wealth. She cared up the child and made him her heir. When he grew to be a man that he was called the Knight of Glin.

Collector
Mary Burke
Gender
female
Informant
Mary Burke
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
39
Address
Turlough, Co. Clare
Language
English