School: St Columkille's, Aughnacliffe (roll number 14220)

Location:
Achadh na Cloiche, Co. an Longfoirt
Teacher:
Eoghan Mac Aodha
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0762, Page 009

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0762, Page 009

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  1. Once there was a man who had a big farm in Enaughan along the lake. He had only one cow. She died, so he had no other stock. One night he met a little man at Enaughan fort. He lamented about losing his last cow. The little man told him that he would give him one. There was a cow on the grass the next morning. She had a heifer calf every year for ten years. He used to churn their milk and the churn would be full of butter.
    At the end of ten years when he arose one harvest morning he got them all in his field of corn. He put them out. The next morning he got them in it again. He cursed them so the old cow went towards the lake. All the young ones followed her. They all disappeared so he never saw them more.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Laurence Oates
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    An Ros Dubh, Co. an Longfoirt
    Informant
    James Reilly
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    78
    Address
    An Ros Dubh, Co. an Longfoirt