One days a man had settled down at the river to fish. He wasn’t long fishing when the line gave a pull and the cork started to go up and down in the water. He pulled up the line and saw a little fish. He swung the line over his head and the line caught in his beard. He began to roar in pain. Two boys heard his roaring and took the hook out of his beard. The man went home very angry that they had cut his beard.
Collector: Joachina Killalea, River Street, Co. Galway
Informant: Mr Killalea, River Street, Co. Galway
Place: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
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