Garlach Coileánach,

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[Ir. garlach, child, brat, urchin; coileánach, mischievous, whelp, puppy].

A nimble-witted boy appearing in numerous Modern Irish folk-tales. When he is introduced, he is usually illegitimate, naked, and starving. He may labour as a cowherd. Through his resolve and inventive mind, he usually attains great wealth.

Subjects: Religion.

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