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 05_039

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A Mermaid is supposed to be half a woman and half a fish. One day a man went to the strand fishing and he saw a mermaid on the rocks and she combing her hair. He came behind her and stole away her wand. She then followed him to his house and when she could not find the wand she got to be like any person. The man hid the wand in a loft over the fire.
After a short time she

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Informant
Joe Carroll
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Kerry Head, Co. Kerry
Language
English