School: Urhan (C.) (roll number 12260)

Urhin, Co. Cork
Eimile Ní Urdail
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 200

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  1. The Gadaidhe was living in Eyeries. He was a big thief. He used steal cattle from the people One night when he was going stealing, he was passing a river. He saw a man standing inside the river. The Gaduidhe spoke to him and asked him what he was doing there. The man said that he was doing his penance and he had a rod between his toes. He said that he should wait there until the rod sprouted.
    God help me said the Gaduidhe jumping into the river with the other man Next morning the Gaduidhe was found dead in the river and his stick sprouting.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
    AT0756A: The Self‑righteous Hermit