School: Tulach Cliabháin (roll number 12972)

Tullyclevaun, Co. Leitrim
Eibhlín, Bean Uí Iarfhlaith
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0205, Page 422

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  1. I often heard the old people telling this story by the fire side when I was a boy. There was one of the O Rork's at Dromahair and he had one son who was very wild and had what they called manners. So to keep him afraid his father said that he would give £5 Pounds to the man who would cut the head off him.
    So some time passed and the news went around that O Rorke offered £5 pounds to the man who would cut the head off his son. The news got as far as Ballinaglera and one morning four men set out for Dromahair and got the boy and took off his head, and took it to O Rorke and demanded the £5 Pounds which he offered to get the head off his son. So he was very sorry and he sent out a messanger to tell the boy's uncle what had happened. His uncles said "I saw these men going in to town this morning" "and they will come back this way" again. So his uncle waited for men and in a short time the four men came along. One of them had a sword the other were not armed. So the boy's uncle had a spade
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)
    Sarah Kelleher
    Pat Flynn
    Alteen, Co. Leitrim