Dalgin, Co. Galway.

By Michael Murphy



Once there lived a man and his wife and they were after killing a pig. A tinker man wife came in and asked a piece of meat and they said we have not as much that would dress our own cabbage. The tinker woman said “I bet ye have and more than ye need for the cabbage”. When the tinker woman [out] they made up their minds to put a piece of meat in every head of cabbage. They had just enough for every head of cabbage. They went into the house and never thought to bring in the meat. In the middle of the night they heard a great noise outside and they said we will go out anyway. When she was going out he said “pull the door out after you” and she thought that he meant to pull the door out after her so she did. They went out in the garden and went up in a tree and brought the door up with them and the two of them sat above in the door. After a while the door slipped down and made a great noise. The robbers got very frightened at the noise and they ran away with fear. So they came down from the tree and all the meat was gathered up in a bag and there was a lot of money in another bag which they had stolen. So the man and the wife brought in the meat and the money. From that on they were never short of meat or money and they lived happy and ate pies and God forgive me if I am telling you lies.


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