The rat is like a weasel and it destroys a lot of the farmer’s corn from the barn. Farmers often try to stop this by poisoning or trapping the rat.
Collector: Eddie Kerns, Pollnahallia, Co. Galway
Informant: Jim Kearns, Caltragh, Co. Galway
Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie