The Souls of the Sailors (a legend from Ireland)

Merrows are mermaids in Irish folklore, despite the fact that they are more of a race of sea-beings.

By

Oliver T. Spedding

On the coast of County Clare in Ireland there once lived a fisherman named Jack Dogherty.

Jack’s grandfather and father had both been fishermen and Jack lived alone with his wife Biddy in a remote area far from all human kind amidst a scattering of huge rocks and only the mighty Atlantic to look upon.