School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

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

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Digging for Gold

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 218

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there was one a farmer who was very poor. He often heard of people getting gold in odd places. At last he thought that he himself should find some gold.
So instead of attending his work in the fields and looking after his crops he went out poking in odd places. He went on poking for a long time and got no gold.
The man was married and his wife asked him why was he digging. He told her he had a dream the night before which

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Informant
John Browne
Gender
male
Address
Attymass, Co. Mayo
Language
English