School: Naomh Seosamh, Shrule

Location:
Shrule, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Reachtaire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0102, Page 071

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It is said that in olden day any woman could jump behind a man on a horse (eving) even though the horse was moving. One day in Ballinrobe, a number of British soldiers were boasting about what they could do. A ?man name Ryan from Gorthoon?? came to them and he could leave his hand on the horse's back and jump over the horse. The soldiers bet a pound against him. He jumped on the horse and got the pound.
Stephen Murphy Dalgan told me this story
Daniel Kelly Dalgan

Collector
Daniel Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Dalgan Demesne, Co. Mayo
Informant
Stephen Murphy
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Dalgan Demesne, Co. Mayo
Language
English