School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 463

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Once upon a time there lived a man and his cousin Mr glynn and Mr Maguire. Mr Maguire was thought to be a very smartman and thought no one could beat him. he had thirty acres of land he had to pay thirty pound rent. One day a man named Mr Lune came to him and said "I thought you were a very clever man Mr Maguire." Well said he "I found no one yet to fool me. Well I will give you three questions and i will be back in a months time and you must have them answered for me. The first was to count the leaves in Castlegrove wood. the second was to find the weight of the moon and the third was to tell him what Mr Lune himself was thinking of when he was talking to him.

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Collector
Kathleen O Hara
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Brogan
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Shantallow, Co. Mayo
Language
English