School: Clonmacnoise

Location:
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
P. Ó Maolmhuaidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0812, Page 017

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ugly woman came to them and said that she would marry them. She made them jump over the rock and then she put a ring made of straw on the girls finger and told her they would live happy ever after.

Once upon a time a man named Lara hid a crock of gold in a place called Boat - hollow near Clonmacnois. A couple of men heard this, and went to discover it. One day as they were digging for the gold a lady came along and said to the men, "What are you doing?" " We are diggen for a crock of gold that a man named Lara hid here."
"Let me dig a spade full of clay and ye might get the gold" says she. "All right" says the men and they gave her the spade and she did so.
When the lady

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Collector
Birdie O Connor
Gender
female
Informant
Bridget O Connor
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
female
Age
75
Address
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Language
English