School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Donegal, Co. Donegal
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 199

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Once upon a time as (p) Paddy the Irishman was (coming) thatching his house, a gentleman came along the road and Paddy noticed that he was bald. The gentleman asked Paddy what he was doing, and Paddy answered that he was “that-ching'. (and) Then the gentleman said, “come down here and have a trial,” (he) pointing to his head. Then Paddy said “I am sorry, but it is a slate it wants and not a thatch”.

Once upon a time there was a man who lived with his little daughter in a cottage. One day the father put a saucepan of milk on the fire and he told the child not to let the milk boil over. He was hardly outside the door however when the milk started to boil over. Then the little girl shouted “Oh Daddy Daddy the milk is bigger than the pot.

John Mac Brearty