School: Caisleán na hÉille (The Neale)

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

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Story of Donnelly

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0103, Page 247

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Story of Donnelly
There was a very brave man named Donnelly living in this parish about a hundered years ago. His father and mother were nothing but a very poor couple, and had no means of livelihood at all except their work from day to day.
Shawn was the name of his father. He met a gentleman one morning, when the gentleman was going out hunting. He saluted Shawn as he was going out into the yard in the morning.
"Do you think, Shawn" says he "that there will be any horse-man in the company letter than myself?"
"I know a woman" said Shawn "who is within three months of the birth of her child who would run against yourself and your horse"
The gentleman thought, from the talk that Shawn had, that it was a disparaging remark and he was giving him "By the Deer" says he,

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Collector
May Conroy
Gender
female
Address
Castletown, Co. Mayo
Informant
Martin Duffy
Gender
male
Age
56
Address
Carn, Co. Mayo
Language
English