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 07_017

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A mermaid is supposed to be half a woman and a half fish. She has a head and hands like a woman and a tail like a fish, and she has long golden locks. She is only seen at certain times of the year and whoever has the misfortune of seeing her gets drowned some time after. She is seldom seen because she always keeps in the water. She is usually seen sitting on a rock combing these locks.
Once upon a time a

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Collector
Eily Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Gender
male
Age
54
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English