School: Eanach Mór (roll number 13912)

Annagh More, Co. Mayo
Mártain Ó Braonáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 67

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  1. One time there was a woman and she lived alone in a house in a mountain. She was always afraid that when she was dead the cats would come and eat her before anyone would know it. She had four cats and this evening she caught the cats and went and drowned them. A couple of weeks after that she died and all the cats she drowned came and ate her and it was a month afterwards when the people heard it. When they came to bury her they found nothing but the bones because the cats had her swallowed.
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
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