School: Baile Dháithí, Dunlavin

Location:
Davidstown, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Róisín Bhreathnach

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0914, Page 477

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About twenty years ago there lived a woman on the Blackmoor named Mrs Tunsel. One day she was to milk some cows for John Ellis, who was away for the day.

In the evening, she took the buckets and went to milk. She was missing for a long time, so the people got anxious about her, and men, women and children from Donard, turned out to look for her. They looked everywhere for her, and near morning they found her in the middle of Ellis's field, which they had searched several times. She was very foolish and told them she was in lovely cities and saw lovely women, who all bowed to her. She was never the same after and

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Informant
Mr Michael Kearney
Gender
male
Age
56
Occupation
farmer
Address
Studfield South, Co. Wicklow
Language
English