School: Lochán na mBan (roll number 7816)

Location:
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Conghaile

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 287

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tráirnín and break off the daisy. Then they stick the tráirnín through the Daisy.
The boys make a lot of things too. They make snares for catching rabbits.

In this part of the country there was one priest-hunter. His name Seán an tSagairt. John Moloney was his real name. The English offered a sum of fifty shillings for every Priest’s head he got. Seán heard of this, and he wanted to get the money. Every place he heard there was a priest he went to get his head, he went to the nearest Barricks, and gave the head to the Policeman. In a few days he got the money from the Dublin Castle.

Seán was a cut throat of the worst description.

Collector
Dympna Mc Loughlin
Gender
female
Address
Carrowreagh, Co. Mayo
Informant
Dr C. Maguire
Occupation
doctor
Address
Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Language
English