School: Dealgain (roll number 11770)

Dalgin, Co. Galway
Breandán Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 142

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  1. There once lived a very rich lady and she died and she wore a valuable gold ring on her finger. When she was dying she told the servants to leave the ring on her finger and not to take it off. Two boys knew about the ring and when the lady was buried a he went to the grave and rooted the clay with his hands and opened the lid of the coffin and tried to take the ring off. But he was not able the ring was sunken into the waist of her finger. He took out his knife and tried to snatch it off and he cut her finger with the knife and she jumped up out of the coffin and he brought her home and she lived for years after that.
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    AT0990: The Seemingly Dead Revives
    Mrs Flaherty
    Cloonagh, Co. Galway