School: Donabate (B.)

Location:
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
L. Ó Briain

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Collier The Robber

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 292

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A man by the name of Collier the robber used to rob the rich and give it to the poor. One night he met the mail coach going to Belfast and he held it up at Lesson Hall and robbed it. Then he came down to McAllister Turvey which was an inn at that time for to get some refreshments and word came that the soldiers were coming and he jumped out the window on to a horses back and escaped. A man who lived in (Turvey) long ago followed him to Grace Dew [?] and Collier jumped the Turvey river. When he got to the far side he stopped and Collier said go back I will meet you again. One night the man was drinking in Santry and Collier came in and he asked him for a drink and

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Collector
Patrick Dillon
Gender
male
Age
13
Occupation
pupil
Address
Turvey, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mr Patrick Dillon
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Turvey, Co. Dublin
Language
English