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

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Folklore- A True Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 270

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Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had seven children and she had no money to pay the rent. This woman lived near Mountcharles and so she went to the landlord's agent – a man called Pomeroy, to see if she could get it reduced. She told him that she had no money to buy food for them either.
But it was all useless, the landlord's agent told her that she would have to pay the rent “Then what will I do with my children” asked the widow “Drown them” replied the agent

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Collector
Patrick Mac Mullin
Gender
male
Address
Drumroosk, Co. Donegal
Language
English