School: Gleann an Dúin - Prison (roll number 17042)

Location:
Prison East, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire A. Ní Dhocartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095C, Page 10_048

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One day a man went to thrash oats for a man who happened to be a freemason.
On finishing the man said to the freemason "If you have any power bring me here the devil if you can."
"Ah! you would be too much afraid laughed the freemason. "Not at all " said the man.
The free-mason lit a candle and shut the barn door. At once the devil put up his head out of the floor

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Collector
Bridgie Kennedy
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Kennedy
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Rush Hill, Co. Mayo
Language
English