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Dúchas Schools Collection - Cavan


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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0964

A Funny Story

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Page 320
Once a Glangevlin man was talking to an old thatcher. The Angelus bell rang and the thatcher struck his breast and said '' The Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. '' as that seemed to be all he knew.
he Glangevlin man thought he would have a joke with him and asked '' Do you know from what country the Blessed Virgin came, Paddy? ''
' I don't know, but she was not a Glangevlin woman anyway '' was the answer.
Page 320
Once a man was going to Ballinamore. He was not sure of the road and when he met a farmer he asked him '' Am I on the main Road to Ballinamore.''
The farmer answered '' Yes, sir

P 321
and it is mean as far as it goes.''

Collector: Annie Mc Manus
Age: 14
Address: Gorteen, Co. Cavan
Informant: Mrs M.A. Mc Manus
Age: 40
Address: Gorteen, Co. Cavan
School: Porturlan
Location: Porturlan, Co. Cavan
Teacher: Mrs Mc Tierna



Thanks to Bernadette McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.

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