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Dalgin, Co. Galway

Told By James Donahue

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In the time of the famine a man lived in Kilgevrin who had a great crop of oats. He was going to Tuam very early in the morning selling oats. When he was going near Kilclooney a little man came out before him and asked him where was he going and he said he was going to Tuam with oats. The little man said ” I will give you as much as what you will get in Tuam” “all right” said the man. He pulled the horse into the yard and it was under ground. Then he emptied the oats and got paid. He told him to come in. They had great feasting and music. He never felt the time passing and he said “my horse will be cold”. Then he said to him “I have your horse sent home long since with one of my men”. When he went in he saw a lot of hounds and it was one of those hounds he had changed into a dead man and sent home with the horse and cart. As the owner of the horse and cart was going home he met a man with pigs. This man asked him would he drive the pigs to a fair in Galway and he said “I will if you give me some money” and he said he would.

 

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