School: Nart (roll number 11660)

Location:
Lios an Fhearta, Co. Mhuineacháin
Teacher:
Mrs Mc Adoo
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  1. Evil Eye.
    A man with one eye that squinted could not look at his own cattle in the morning without first eating something or they would be bewitched.

    One day a tinker woman came into the house. A winter chicken, not a very healthy bird, came into the kitchen while she was talking to the woman of the house.
    "Give me that chicken, Ma'am" said the stranger.
    "No, I will not" replied the owner. Next in comes a hen whose wing was broken.
    "Give me this hen, missus."
    "No, I will not", replied the mistress once again.
    Before that hour the next day both birds were dead. Seemingly
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. cleachtais osnádúrtha
        1. drochshúil (~50)
    Language
    English
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    Gender
    Female