Monday, June 06, 2016

Brat agus teagasc Bhríde - Seán Ó Colláin

A tale of Brigit, in Irish, with English translation, by Seán Ó Colláin. "Saint Brigit's mantle and teaching" was recorded in 1930 in Co. Galway by Karl Tempel. You can download a copy of the file at the site.

The time when Saint Bridget was in this life, she was the daughter of a poor person. She had spent all of her father's wealth on God's poor. The father did not know what he would do with her. He brought her to the province of Leinster to sell her to (...). He left her outside at the gate. He had a sword and scabbard. He left it with her to keep until he came out...

From the website:

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