There is a story told about 3 girls who lived together. They made a pot of cally and had just started to eat it when the heard a man coming close to the house and they became afraid. Before leaving the cally they filled it with needles. When the man came in he began to eat it and the needles stuck in his throat. The story finishes when the man steals the girls and oats the in a bag. When he goes to cook them in a pot he unloads the bag and stones fall out.
Collector: Annie O’Dowde, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway
Informant: Mary Burke, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway
Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie