School: Dealgain (roll number 11770)

Dalgin, Co. Galway
Breandán Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 100

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  1. There was once three kings living together. There was another man outside building a house near their own house. Every night the kings used to knock what the man would have built. There was a tailor not far away and he went to the man and said that he would kill the kings that was knocking the building. The man said "All right". The tailor went up on top of the building and in the evening when the kings came to knock the building the tailor used to drop a stone down on top of them and kill them. When the first king would draw a blow on the wall, the tailor would drop a stone and kill him. When the second king would be going to draw another blow the tailor would drop another stone and kill him too. Then the last king looked up on top and said "I see you there", "do you" said the tailor. "Come down here", said the king. "All right", said the tailor. He came
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
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    AT1640: The Brave Tailor
    Thomas Martyn
    Dalgin, Co. Galway