The Butcher

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

The Butcher was a neighbour and he had no English. One of his daughters was married to Pat Lahy who lived near Dunmore. He used to buy rotten and dead sheep. If you had a sick sheep or goat Micky would be sent for so it could be taken away. The people gave him the nick name “Antín Tarns”

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’,

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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