The Lucky Spider: A 200 Year Old Family Story

by Mary O'Dridcal
(Cork, Ireland)

What Cork Ireland Looks Like Today!

What Cork Ireland Looks Like Today!

Around 200 years ago my ancestors lived in a cottage on the Outer of Cork in Ireland. They lived in the woods in a beautiful cottage. They were very, very poor. One day the youngest of the family took a walk and she found a spider. She named it Lucky and Lucky always gave her luck! Like when she raced her brother into the woods. Then one day she made a wish. "Please make my family happy". Her family found gold. They weren't wealthy, but had enough money for a good while.


Mary, thank you so much for sharing this story from your family's past. It is a very nice story. I had not heard of Cork before. I found this picture and posted here so all the visitors to this site can have a look at Cork.

This type of family story is exactly the type of story that I was looking for, for this page.

Thanks again Mary.

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