School: Dealgain (roll number 11770)

Dalgin, Co. Galway
Breandán Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 162

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  1. There was once a woman and a cat and she left a jug of milk in the table and (while) she was out in the yard and when she was out the cat put his head down in the jug and when the woman came in she used the milk and got a disease and she asked all the doctors in the world to cure her but they failed. So there were two men fighting one day and one of the men pulled the eyes out of the other and the man that had no eyes he did not know where to go or what he was doing. So what do you think did he do but to sit under a barrel so a hundred and forty nine cats and the oldest of them went talking to the man that was under the barrel and brought him over to a corner. There was a man out in the road and when he heard them going he ran in and when under the barrel so they started to talk about the woman that had the disease and if you be good and not tell anyone I will give you a cure. So the man under the barrel listening to the cure. The cat told him to go to a well and bring her a bottle of the water and when she drinks it she
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    Folktales index
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    Mrs Kirrane
    Milltown, Co. Galway