School: Caladh (C.) (roll number 8740)

Callow, Co. Mayo
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 46

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In olden times there lived a woman in Lismoran named Nancy Noone. She used to carry three stooks of oats on her back from the field to the house. She had a loud voice too, people could hear her two miles away.
Another man lived in Lismorane named Luke Higgans. He walked over thirty Irish miles to Lousborrow to a fair, and home again. Another man lived in Cashel named Sandy McDonnell. He swam from one end of the lake to the other in a quarter of an hour.l
There were sports in Callow once. It was a man named Rafter who set them it. Men went into a big turf bag and went a long distance in it. Whoever won the race got a half a quarter of tobacco. Much fun was taken out of the game. It was a teacher named Cunningham who won it.
There were also great mowers in my district. A man named Eddie

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Mrs Reap
Pollsharvoge, Co. Mayo