School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Travelling Folk - Tom the Thrasher

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 125

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Tom McNicholas when young was a very strong man. He was a great thrasher. When he got old he was not able to work. He went about from house to house asking alms and money. He was then called "Tom the Thrasher." He was very fond of drink. He died a few years ago.

Patrick Commins
Rathruane
Bohola

Collector
Patrick Commins
Gender
male
Address
Rathrowan, Co. Mayo
Language
English