His secret discovered by his barber. Or he whispers the secret to a reed which repeats it. [IRISH TYPE: An Irish king had horse’s ears and allowed his hair to grow long to cover them. He put those who cut his hair occasionally to death, to preserve his secret. He spared one such boy on condition that he did not reveal what he had seen. The boy, who became ill from worry, was advised to tell the secret to a tree. He did so and regained his health. Later, a fiddle, which was made from the wood of the tree, played only one tune: “Lowry Lynch (Labhraidh Ó Loingsigh) has horse’s ears!” St. Brigid is said to have finally relieved the king of his blemish in return for land for her monastery. NB See Type 775.]

Líon na dtorthaí: 28
  1. Scéal

    Bhí rí in Eirinn fad ó shoin ar a dtugtar Labhraigh Luinsigh. Bhí dha chluais capaill ar an rí seo 7 an duine a bhainfeadh an ghruaig dó, chaitfidh an duine sin a chuir chun báis.

    Teanga
    Gaeilge
    Bailitheoir
    Padraig P. Ó Dubhthaigh
    Faisnéiseoir
    Eamonn Ó Dubhthaigh
  2. (gan teideal)

    On the moat of Knockgraffon there used to stand a great castle with square towers.

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Nancy Lyons
    Aois
    14
    Faisnéiseoir
    Denis Lyons
    Aois
    45