School: An Daingean, Cuinche

Location:
Dangan, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Stiofán Mac Clúin, Treasa Ní Chonmara

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The Hungry Grass

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0596, Page 140

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The Hungry Grass.
23.6.'38.Once upon a time a young girld was coming home from an early Mass on a Sunday morning .She was fasting and had not eaten anything since 11o'clock the night before .She had to cross a bog on her way home from the Church.The morning was very warm .When she was returning home she was very thirsty .She kept on going until she came to a stream .Then she knelt down on the bank to get a drink ,and continue her journey .She had to go up a steep hill and when she reached the top of it she lay down to rest.Before she was very long there she fell fast asleep,and was soon in a
dream she thought she saw a table laden with all kinds of bread ,and that she could not eat any of them .Suddenly a mist appeared before her eyes ,and she woke up .She tried to rise but she could not do so. She was very weak ,and hungry.She searched her pocket for some

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Collector
Cormac Mc Namara
Gender
male
Address
Corbally, Co. Clare
Informant
Mary Mc Mahon
Gender
male
Address
Corbally, Co. Clare
Language
English