School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Location:
Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh

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Tá mo mhuinntir dhá thrialladh liom
Go gcaithfidh mé gluaiseacht go Newfoundland
Nar níl mé ollgach ar múint ná bhualadh
Ar obair tuaidhe na sgoilte crann
Dá dtagfad gaoth mhór o dhead i mo theach a mhúdach
Ní leigfead an fhuacht dom cuirfidh ón splainnt
Agus dá mbeadh teach síbín ag bun na cruaiche
Sneachta sguabach ná thar no ndon.

There was a school in a bog up Timicat side. It was a little cabin - Foxe's father went to school there. If you were getting poor long ago you could start a school on your own. They used to have Spelling books and they got on well.
Each scholar would hand a penny to the teacher every Monday morning.

Informant
Thomas Brennan
Gender
male
Age
91
Address
Knockmascahill, Co. Galway
Language
English