School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 410

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Once there lived a widow who had two sons. All the money the sons used to earn they used to give it to their mother. The mother used to keep the money in a box under her head in a corner of the pillow.
At last they became very rich, and then the mother died. Before she died she ordered the pillow to be put under her head in the coffin.
When she died the pillow was put under her head in the coffin. The day after the mother was burried her son went to look for the money all over the house. At last they thought of where the money might

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Collector
Mary Mc Nicholas
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Nicholas
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Language
English