Mac na banntraich agus am bodach.
Date 1969
Track ID 107293
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1969.116.A2

Original Tape ID

SA1969.116

Summary

The widow's son and the old man.

A widow's son went off to work for a poor couple. The man had a rich brother in a big house nearby, who gave him no help. The boy went to work for this man. He stole and killed a bullock and shared it with his friend. He also stole cheeses from the big house after appearing wearing a bullock hide. The rich man's mother died of fright. The boy got the leftovers from the funeral feast. He exhumed the body and got the same again at the second funeral. The boy told his rich master that the woman was rising for her money, and therefore he should bury it with her. This was done, and the boy stole the money. He and his friend bought a big farm in an isolated place.

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS