School: Sruthar (C.)

Shrule, Co. Mayo
Bríd, Bean Uí Éanacháin

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night. There was another old beggar named Sarah Lally. She used to keep allot of dogs. She used to lock in the dogs when she used to go out begging. One day the dogs broke out, and went into her little hut, and broke and ate all she had. There was an old man who lived in Headford, named Mike Barret. He used to have whips tied around on a table, and you would pay a penny for these rings to fire at them. If you put the ring in, in the handle of the whip, you would get it. His wife used to gather the money.

Long ago beggars were very plentiful. Crowds of them used to go around every day. They used to be seen by the roadside in crowds, fighting and screaming. It was he same beggars that used to come always. There used to be a beggar called 'Pancakes'. The reason he was called that name, was because he used not eat any bread, but pancakes. Another beggar was called Bunnyares (?). He stayed at my father's house for three days. Every day he used to go out selling things. he used to sell lace, laces, pins, combs, and many other things. the beggars were well treated long ago. They used