School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 821

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Shall live to fight and other day,
Spare while you have plenty,
It is a fowl wind if it does not favour somebody.
Every hen that died, died in debt,
Very near is never done,
A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A great many tailors used to go around from house to house making clothes. The people used to wear frieze suits. Those suits used to last thirty or forty years. They used to wear linen shirts. They used to grow the flax and weave the linen themselves. The tailors used to stay three or four days in every house.
Martin Conroy used to go around tailoring. He learned his trade from tailor Moloney. He does

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Collector
Louis Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Age
49
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Language
English