School: Cnoc an Doire (B.) (roll number 2418)

Knockaderry, Co. Kerry
Domhnall Ó Seaghdha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0460, Page 064

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0460, Page 064

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Cnoc an Doire (B.)
  2. XML Page 064
  3. XML “Story”
  4. XML “Story”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. One night there was a man out late. As he was coming along the road he heard a strange noise. He looked around and he got very much afraid. The next thing the noise passed him out and stopped his animal. He looked to see what caused the noise and found it was a bunch of cats. One of the cats said, " Man, Man when you go home tell Tom Gamaroe that Kate Hogan is dead. He went home and he was telling his wife the tale when his own black cat jumped out from under a chair and said "t'anam ón diabhal an é máthair mo leanbhaí go léir atá marbh" and he ran out the door screaming and bawling and never came back again.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Folktales index
    AT0113A: King of the Cats is Dead
    Willie Hickey
    Cloonmealane, Co. Kerry
  2. About twenty years ago there was a woman who had two lovely children. They were about ten months old. At the age of nine months they became very cranky and nothing would please them and they wasted away very much. The mother was very troubled about them.
    This day she was going to the well.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.