A tale about the Famine

Clonfert, Co. Galway

In Kilmore in the year of the famine a mad dog passed by a house, as he passed by a pig, he bit him and this pig went mad also. The owner of this pig was not so poor. He got up on the pig sty and he stuck the pig with a fork, and took him to the bog where he buried him. When the poorer people heard of this they went to the bog and dug up the pig and eat him.

Collector: Eilish Reilly, Clonfert, Co. Galway

Informant: William Reilly, Clonfert, Co. Galway

Place: Clonfert

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie


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