School: Palmerstown (roll number 14080)

Location:
Palmerston, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Mrs Tuohy

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The Fox and the Fish

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0795, Page 065

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Long ago a fish train used to go from Cahirciveen to some inland town with fish. Once when the ground was frozen and covered with snow birds and wild animals were starving for want of food.

This particular district was infested with foxes. They patrolled the country in packs in search of food.

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Informant
Mr T. MacMahon
Gender
male
Occupation
feirmeoir
Language
English