School: Naomh Seosamh, Shrule

Shrule, Co. Mayo
Mícheál Ó Reachtaire
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0102, Page 043

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  1. Deirtear go bhfuil pota óir curtha i gcoill i n-Dealgán. Chuir [ti]gearna talmhan a bhí i n-Dealgán ins an gcoill é. Thug a lán daoine iarrachtaí ar an bpota fhágháil acht ní bhfuair aon duine é. Seo é an sgéal faoi an bpota. Gach uair a dhéanann duine iarracht ar an bpota fhágháil tagann sídeógh amach agus [lea]nann an sídheógh an duine. An duine a léanann an sídheóg ní [hé] sin an duine ceart leis an bpota fhágháil.
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    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    2. agents (~1)
      1. historical persons (~5,068)
    Domhnaill Ó Ceallaigh
    Dalgan Demesne, Co. Mayo
    Stiophán Ó Murchadha
    Dalgan Demesne, Co. Mayo
  2. There was once a man by the name of O'Hara. The English soldiers were all ont he look-out for this man because he was a great horse rider and they wanted to test him as a rider. One day they got him in an old house. They did not fire any shot but told him that they wanted him for. They next brought him to the cliffs of Moher. There was a big stone near the cliffs. Between the cliffs and the stone there was about [?] feet. They gave him a horse and made him jump the stone and turn the horse and jump it back again. If he did this he would get £1,000 and if he did not he would be sent to jail. He did jump the stone twice and when he was finished his hair was turned grey. They said he did not jump it right and he
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