much there" and she turned the crock up side down and left it so for a couple of minutes. Then she told one of the men to lift it up again and he did so. And what would you guess was in the crock but a couple of withered leaves. "Now" says the lady "you may go home with an empty crock for by your greediness ye have lost all."Bridie O'Connor, told by her aunt, Bridget O'Connor, aged 75, Clonmacnois.
The Connaught GiantOnce upon a time there was a huge giant on the Connaught side of the River Shannon. He wished to get over to the Leinster side to eat the people who lived there.At that time the fish were great friends of people. One day the giant tried to cross the river but the fish began biting the giant and drove him back. One day a little boy named John caught a fish