School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 190

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(1) there was a Minister one time and he promised the congregation that on the next Sunday he would give a sermon on Penance. When Sunday came he had a bad cold and could not talk loudly so he brought his servant with him to repeat to the people what he would tell him.
The minister said "Saint Paul made atonement for the people's sins" but the servant took it up wrong and said "Saint Paul made toe ointment for the people's shins". The minister said to him "you idiot you spoiled it" and the servant said the "idiot he spilled it."

(ii) A long time ago there was a little boy herding cows along the road and he was clarting in the clabor. A minister came along and asked him what he was doing. The boy said he was making a church. then the minister said "What good is the church without the minister". But the boy said "Oh: it would take more dirt than I have here to make a minister."
(iii) There was a man and his son one time setting potatoes. The son was not doing it to the father's liking and the father said "If you seen

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Collector
Anna Mc Kenna
Gender
female
Address
Rarutagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Mrs P. Mc Kenna
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Rarutagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English