A Cow That Fell Into a Well

Cushatrough, Co. Galway

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Long time ago a cow belonging to a man in Bolard fell into a mine hole and she lowing for three days and three nights and could not come out. The Bishop and some men were looking at the cow in the hole. The Bishop told them to come quickly because he saw something. He did not tell the men what it was. The Bishop said if they waited they never would go home.

Once there was a sick man and they sent for the priest. The priest heard beautiful singing and he waited for a while and he was tempted to wait longer and the man was dead when he went to him. It was said to was the devil that was singing cádin deas crúidre na mbó to tempt the priest to wait in order he would have the soul. So, the priest cursed that song and it is not right to sing or play it since then.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Cushatrough, Co. Galway

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

 

This page was added on 13/05/2017.

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