School: Rathea, Liostuathail (roll number 7843)

Location:
Rathea, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Muiris Ó Loingsigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 167

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stolen. One morning as the ground was covered with snow Bully came came barking to the door and made signals to Mat that the heifers were stolen. So the two started out in search of them. They tracked um as far as Limerick and here they found um between two glens. They went about turning the heifers home when ten men attacked um to take the heifers of um so they started fighting and he beat the ten men but he would never do so without the dog. When five of um would come in front of him and five more behind him the dog would jump up and ketch um by the cape of the coat and bring um to the ground and in that way he beat they ten men and brought home his heifers to Gurtaclohane
Soon after a great man from

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Collector
Liam Ó Duilleáin
Gender
male
Address
Gortacloghane, Co. Kerry
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Gortacloghane, Co. Kerry
Language
English