School: Cill Chuana (roll number 12782)

Location:
Kilcoona, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Conáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0022, Page 0147

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When Daniel OConnell was in London he was insulted by one of the biggest hotel keepers there and as Dan was not a man easily trifled with he mentally vowd to have a return for the insult. Going through the city one day, he met a tinker and in being on no particular hurry he stopped for a chat with the man of tins. He told the tinker that he would make a rich man of him if he did a certain thing for him in return.
The tinker was delighted and he said he would. Dan accordingly took the tinker to a big drapers shop bought him a fine suit of clothes, and over-coat, a watch and chain and then took him to the hotel-keeper. "Now listen" said

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Informant
William Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Age
45
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Ballycasey, Co. Galway
Language
English