School: Gort an tSiúrdáin (roll number 14534)

Gortjordan, Co. Mayo
Seán Ó Módhráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0106, Page 596

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more called Michael Burke. He taught in a small stable near the village. The people gave him sixpence a week. He would stay a few nights in each house and the people would feed him. After a month he would change to another village. Michael Burke got a cruel death. He was drawn after a cart for five miles. He was stripped of his clothes and whipped to death.