School: Caisleán na hÉille (The Neale)

Location:
Neale, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Mhic Domhnaill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0103, Page 231

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“The Result of the Bad Dinner”

he said to himself that he would play a trick on Peggy before the day was out.
After the dinner Peggy was helping the thatcher again. The thatcher was outside on the roof. She was inside and she was standing on top of the chair which was on top of a table, in order to reach the roof. At this time the thatcher told Peggy to pull the rope tightly. She started pulling with all her might. Patch just gave a cut to the rope with his knife and as Peggy was inside pulling with all her strength the rope gave way and she was tumbled head neck and heels to the ground. She gave a roar and Patch ran in, in a great hurry. He found her thrown on the ground and her ribs broken. He was pretending he had great pity for her and he said, “Why in the world did you pull it so strongly? Sure it was no wonder at all the rope broke and the pulling you had on it.”
When Pat cam home in the evening

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Collector
Nellie Maye
Gender
female
Informant
John Walshe
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Loughanaganky, Co. Mayo
Language
English