School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

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

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Herding Sheep

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 226

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Once upon a time a boy was herding sheep on a mountain. The sheep broke into a turnip field. The boy went in and tried to get them but he failed. He came out and sat down on a rock and began to cry. Just then a fox came along and he tried to get them out and he also failed and he began to cry. Just then a hare came and he asked the fox why he was crying. The fox said, "I cry because Johnny cried, and Johnny cries because he can't get his sheep out of the

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