School: Grianán (roll number 13178)

Location:
An Grianán, Co. Mhaigh Eo
Teacher:
Máiréad Bean Uí Riagáin
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  1. Long ago there were four mermaids in Derry Hick lake. This lake was situated in the parish of Turlough. "Dub og bocht na diaid" was the name of one of them, "Gearr bhfolach na ngoillean" was the name of the other mermaid. It is not said what the names of the other two were.
    There was a house belonging to a man called Kilgallen and one of the mermaids came in. There was not any person in the house except a woman.
    The mermaid said to her "Is mise Dub og bocht na diaid" and I want a heat of the fire. She sat down on a stool. There were webs between her fingers. She spread herself before the fire and warmed herself. Then she went down again into the lake to the other mermaids.
    Mary Hopkins, V class
    Shanvalley
    Burren
    Castlebar
    I got this information from my mother Kate Hopkins
    There is a lake called Lough Lavally about a mile and a half from our house. Every evening
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    1. gníomhairí (~1)
      1. neacha neamhshaolta agus osnádúrtha (~14,864)
        1. murúcha (~305)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Hopkins
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    An tSeanbhuaile, Co. Mhaigh Eo
    Informant
    Kate Hopkins
    Relation
    Parent
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    An tSeanbhuaile, Co. Mhaigh Eo