A Story About My Great-grandfather

Cushatrough, Co. Galway

My great grandfather and girl went to the hill and when they were coming in they sat down on two hillocks and the girl said to him, I thought that there was no fair to day, and sure there isn’t he said. Well where are all the cattle going she said, and with that she was taken away from him and was taken into a house and she saw a woman rocking the cradle and then she was offered food and the old woman shook he head at her not to eat the food. Then she came back to him and she was crying. She saw a robin and she was trying to strike the robin and after a while she got a stroke from the robin that put her upper teeth down to her lower lip. He thought she was dead. He said if you are dead it is a funny way for your teeth to be and he left his hand on her forehead and she got up and came with him.

Collector: Peadar Ó Conceanain

Informant: John Davis

Place: Cushatrough, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 14/05/2017.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published.