School: Attymass G

Attymass, Co. Mayo
Mrs B. Flannelly
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0127, Page 206

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0127, Page 206

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  1. Once upon a time there lived a
    little boy with his grandmother and
    aunt. After a while his aunt got married
    to a man who possessed a magic
    bird. Anyone who would eat the livers
    and lights of the bird would find
    gold under his head every morning.
    On the day of the marriage the
    bird was cooked and killed for the
    wedding. The little boy was at school
    and when he arrived home there was
    nobody in the house but his grandmother.
    After a while he went up to the room
    On the table he saw the bird and
    without thinking at the livers and
    When the newly married couple returned
    home they were very angry when they
    saw the livers and lights were gone and
    they wanted the little boy away out of
    the house altogether
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
    AT0567: The Magic Bird‑Heart
    John Vinard
    Mullaghawny, Co. Mayo