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

Location:
Callow, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bean Uí Éaráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 66

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There were singers in my village long ago. A man named Paddy Mc Gowan was able to sing many songs. People heard him singing, God save Ireland in Irish, and St. Patrick's Day, and also An Sean bhean bhocht, when going for his pension.
He was eighty years of age when he died. He is buried in Toomore graveyard. There was another named Bridget Ruane. She sang many songs also, an Sean bhean bhocht, and others besides these.
She was eighty years of age when she died. In Toomore graveyard she is buried also.

Collector
Seán Mac Dómhnaill
Gender
male
Address
Cuillonaghtan, Co. Mayo
Language
English