School: St Pappan's, Ballymun

Ballymun, Co. Dublin
M. O' Riordan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0792, Page 313

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  1. The Turkeys
    Some time after Lord Santry dies, Sir Charles Domville became landlord. He resided at Santry HOuse. He was a good landlord, and was good for giving employment and putting up tin houses for those who paid rent to him.
    One day about 72 years ago he rode on horseback with his wife Lady Margaret Domville through McKenna's yard and saw some turkeys. He asked Mr McKenna for them. The turkeys were brought to Sir Charles's house and Sir Charles asked the price of them. The man who brought the turkeys said that they were one pound each, which was an enormous price at that time. Sir Charles said that was too much.
    "Very Well," said Mr McKenna, when he heard what Sir Charles had said "there is no harm done
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Annie Lawless
    Santry Demesne, Co. Dublin