School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

Location:
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Peadar Ó Catháin

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The Old Princess

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 214

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Long ago there lived a king, who had twelve sons. He did not know what to do with them, and he used to have wise men coming to him, every day, telling him what to do with them. One day he saw a duck and twelve young ducks with her, and she was always beating the last one.
Then a wise man told him to put the youngest son away. The poor boy went away and he got hired for a year and a day feeding and

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Informant
Mrs Naughton
Gender
female
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Language
English