School: Shrule (roll number 7795/7796)

Location:
Shrule, Co. Galway
Teacher:
name not given

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0038C, Page 02_015

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There was once a man living in Shrule and he got very poor. One day he made up his mind to go to Galway and try to his living by fishing at the time there was no road going to Galway and if you were going you would have to go by Tuom. It was dusks when to the man left for Galway in his ass-cart. When he got to Knockma a number of Fairies came out before him and asked for a penny. He gave them the penny and in return they gave him a hand. Full of gold and a box. They told him that the box was floated on water.

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Collector
Seaghán Ó Teadair
Gender
male
Informant
Seaghán Ó Teadair
Gender
male
Language
English