School: St Columkille's, Aughnacliffe (roll number 14220)

Aghnacliff, Co. Longford
Eoghan Mac Aodha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0762, Page 001

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0762, Page 001

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: St Columkille's, Aughnacliffe
  2. XML Page 001
  3. XML “Story”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. There was once a man who went to the fair of Cavan with a mare. It was midnight when he was coming home. The road was running parallel to the lake. The "Good people" as they were called had a tent along the road. They had a fair of horses.
    They stopped him and said "Paddy you didn't sell your mare". He said "No". They asked him would he sell her now. He said "Yes". He sold her for six guineas. When he was going into the tent to get paid he saw a jug full of water. He dipped his finger into it and rubbed it on his eye.
    He travelled on till he came to the Castle of Rosduff where the Landlord lived. He knocked at the door and told what had happened. The landlord weighed his money and told him it was all right.
    When he was going from the castle he met a funeral going the
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Brigid Ingoldsby
    Rosduff, Co. Longford
    Owen Reilly
    Rosduff, Co. Longford