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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 143

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There were alot of wicked Giants long ago in Ireland. ...

There were a lot of wicked giants long ago in Ireland. There was a very wicked one called Blue-Beard. He was enchanted and used to turn himself into an animal. He used to make a big bull of himself and used to go into peoples places. When the people would go to drive him away with a stick, the stick would stick to him and their hand tic to the stick and he would run away with them to his Castle and kill them. One day he brought a nice young girl she had two brothers Officers in the army. They followed him to his castle and arrived there just as he was going to kill their sister. They struck off his head with the swords and had his castle and all his wealth.

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