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Thread #67251   Message #3043413
Posted By: Jim Carroll
30-Nov-10 - 06:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
Story from Kerry Traveller Mikeen McCarthy.
Jim Carroll

Mr Bennet's Dog. (Tape 28).
There was a man in Cahersiveen Town and he was a Mr Bennet; he's only dead about thirty years I'd say, when I was going to school. So he had one of those gun dogs, d'you know those Labradors, he had one of them.   The dog was terribly attached to the man anyway.   So where this man came from was Valencia Island, anyway he was bred, born and reared in Valencia Island, but he came out to Cahersiveen Town anyway, to live there, because whatever kind of a business he had the weather used be upsetting anyway, you know, backing on.
So he decided to live in Cahersiveen anyway.   
And bejay, eventually Mr Bennet dies anyway, and his burial ground was back in Valencia Island and they took him in and they buried him in Valencia Island.    And bejay, they came back out so.   
When they came out everybody around the town missed the dog, he wasn't seen no more, whatever happened. So they went looking for him to know what became of him, and bejay, they found him on top of the grave inside, he swam in a mile of sea to get into the graveyard,   
But he's buried inside in Valencia Island now and there's a cross over the dog's side and all. Fido was his name, yes.