School: Fleasgach (roll number 15842)

Location:
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Maonaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0012, Page 399

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October 5th:10:38

Folklore
Famine
All crops failed and oat was pulled from the roots men were paid 1d per day road making, one man died of hunger making a new in Kiltevna. Potatoes were so small that the seed was shaken instead of being stuck no foreign stuff was allowed in to the country a weed called samsogue was eaten by the people.

Games

The general game was Pole jumping with a long pole. Men would jump 15 feet high. Stone throwing and bowling on the roads dances were held when a musician would come in the locality a piper preferred.

Collector
Kate Kelly
Gender
female
Address
Beagh, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Kelly
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Beagh, Co. Galway
Language
English

Famine Folklore Oct 5:10:'38

Long ago the people died with hunger. There was no bread or tea. They used to make out of oaten meal and more people out of potatoes. In that time there was no oil only deal. They used to get the bog deal in every mountain. About two or

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