School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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A Mermaid

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 04_022

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A Mermaid is supposed to be half a woman and half a fish. She has a head and hands like a woman, a tail like a fish, and she has long golden hair. She is seldom seen because she always keeps in the water. She in only seen at certain times of the year and when any person sees her someone is sure to (die) get drowned. She is usually seen sitting on a rock combing her hair.
It is said that once upon a time a man went

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Collector
Bridie Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs Laide
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English