Dalgin, Co. Galway

Told By Mrs. S. Corless



A lady before going to church one Sunday prepared a sheep’s head and two dumplings to boil and left them in charge of her son who was foolish. Some time after she had left the boy raised the lid of the pot finding one dumpling swimming before the mouth of the sheep’s head as the other was sinking to the bottom of the pot. He ran quickly to the church causing the whole congregation to look at him. His mother made signs to him to say nothing and he said “none of your winking or splinking but come home at once the sheep’s head is after eating one of the dumplings and is chasing the other one around the pot”.


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