School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 101

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When the men would see the children running after him they would set the pack of hounds after him. The next day he turned himself into a hare and the men dashed from behind the wall and set the hounds after him.
The hare ran on till it came to a lake when he turned himself into a black pig and vanished into the water.
Ever after that the place where he ran was called the valley of the black pig.
Mrs. John Cullen 42 yrs Cassie Cullen
Carrigacurra Carrigacurra
Valleymount Valleymount
Blessington Blessington
Co. Wicklow Co. Wicklow

(Local pronunciation of Metcalf)
People by the name of Merkers had a big black cat. They thought a lot of him and used had him in the room when they would be dining. So this day they invited a priest for dinner. When the Priest came in He blessed the food as he entered the room. The cat put a hump on his back and began to growl.

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Collector
Cassie Cullen
Gender
female
Address
Carrigacurra, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr John Cullen
Gender
male
Address
Carrigacurra, Co. Wicklow
Language
English