School: Páirc an Chuilinn (Hollygrove) (roll number 15138)

Location:
Hollygrove, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Pádhraic Mac Gleannáin

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Barney Roarke's Mare

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0046, Page 0479

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Barney Roarke's Mare
'Twas in the Spring of 19-- . It was after a very bad year and there was a scarcity of hay everywhere. To make matters worse - to put the saddle of misery on the horse of misfortune -- a very heavy snow came in Spring. Cattle and sheep were dyin' on every farmer in Ballybride.
On' ould mare of my own was not too well at the time. I was keeping her inside in the stable for sorra pick was to be got in the fields, they were so covered with snow and I said to myself 'twas as well for her die in comfort if she was to go at all. The vet called

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Collector
Pádhraic Mac Gleannáin
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Address
Hollygrove, Co. Galway
Language
English