School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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Long ago a man who had three sons lived at Wexford. At this time there was a fight at Vinegar Hill.

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Long ago a man who had three sons lived at Wexford. At this time there was a fight at Vinegar Hill. the Irish were fighting against the English. The smith used to make pikes for the Irish. One day the smith and one of his sons made two pikes and went to the hill to fight. When they were gone the other son another pike and followed them. When he was half way up he saw soldiers coming after him. He thought they were Irish soldiers and waited for them. The officer told him to go in the field until he would see was he able to fight, and he told one of his own soldiers to go and fight him. The two of them went in. The son stuck his pike in the soldiers coat and pulled him off his horse but the officer told him to spare the soldier's like and he did.
Padraig Teidhirs,
Cathair na Leige
Fuaireas é seo ó
Micheal Breathnach
Reid na dTeampán
Baile Mhic Cairbre

Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Cahernaleague, Co. Waterford
Informant
Micheul Breathnach
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford
Language
English