School: Baile Dháithí, Dunlavin

Location:
Davidstown, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Róisín Bhreathnach

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The Shabby Colt or the Dog of Eight Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0914, Page 562

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The dog of eight-feet was killing half the world. A good many men went to put him down and never returned. There was a gentleman's son, who said he'd go and put him down. The father said to him, "if you put go, you'll never return" - "I'll never see your face again".

He went to the stable, and took out his horse, bridle and saddle. He inquired all along his journey about the "dog of 8-feet" that was killing half the world. He met a man on his way, and he told him about a grey-headed man, about 100 years of age, who would be able to tell him a good deal about the "dog of 8-feet".
When he went to the grey-headed man, 100 years of

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Informant
Mr Richard Leniston
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
labourer
Address
Intack, Co. Wicklow
Language
English