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

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

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There is not so many animals around here. ...

There is not so may animals around here. Here are some of the name's. The fox the Badger the Rabbit, the Hare, the Martin or Poll Cat and the wild cat. The birds of prey are The Raven the Owl the Hawk and call crow.
There are many stories about foxs. One time a fox used to do great havoc in Ballyvaughan about five miles from here. He used to have a den in a mountain called Daingean. It was in a cave he had his den. He used to go down by swinging himself of a branch that was crossing the mouth of the cave. All the dogs who used to go after him used to get killed with the fall. At last after about 12 dogs being killed the young people went up to the cave one day. They saw how the fox used to do the trick.
They left the skin of the branch holding it. When the fox came the branch broke and he got killed.

Collector
John Kelly
Gender
male
Informant
James Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Kilweelran, Co. Clare
Language
English