School: Béal Átha 'n Fheadha (B.)

Location:
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
D. P. Ó Cearbhaill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0146, Page 515

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There was (were) once two young men that was (were) going to mass one Sunday morning. At the same time they had a mile of a country road to go before they reached the church. As they were passing along a (yound) young man came out before them and asked them into a field near-by for a game of cards. One of them gave consent and the other went to mass.

They both went into a field and sat down. The man that asked him in took out a pack of cards. So they both began playing until the boy, that was going to mass lost all his money. He asked him to play for his boots and clothes, he asked him to play for his arms. Then he played for his

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Collector
Val Muldowney
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Broderick
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Occupation
shoemaker's wife
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Guigan
Gender
female
Age
73
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Language
English