The Fox

Garbally, Co. Galway

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Michael Connely, Monivea, had a stable which he divided into two parts, one for his horse and the other for his hens. The fox got in through a hole in the roof and killed all his hens, but when trying to get out by climbing on the horse’s backs and made so many attempts that the poor horse’s back was completely bald in the morning.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Garbally, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie


A man who caught a fox tied him to a pole in his garden and fed him on maize meal. Unknown to the man the fox spread the meal in a ring as far as his chain would allow and when the hens came to eat it and he caught them.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Garbally, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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