School: An Chathair Gharbh (roll number 13896)

Cahergarriff, Co. Cork
Criostóir Ó Dubhghaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0277, Page 317

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0277, Page 317

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  2. XML Page 317
  3. XML “Fairy Tales”
  4. XML “Máire Ní Mhurchadha”
  5. XML “Fortunes of the Olden Times”

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  1. Fairy Tales (continued)

    Once upon a time a girl of about eighteen years died, or at least she was supposed to have died.

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    and the girl lived afterwards with her mother and father.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. One night Máire Ní Murcadha went to Garnish. She went to the graveyard and took the ring off the finger of a girl who had died in the lower Gour. On her way back she went into my Grandmothers' Grandmothers' house and told her to go to Gour the next day to her sisters house. That is the mother of the girl who died. And to tell her to let down the sleeves of the dead girls' dress, that she was the only one in the other world with her sleeves folded up. Then Máire Ní Mhurcadha went home to Dreenach. The next day my Grandmothers' Grandmother went to Gour and when she got there she saw the the sleeves folded up.
    It was a great cure long ago to go under and over a briar three times. That is a briar with the two ends stuck in the ground.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.