School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Location:
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Theresa M. Hurley

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 294

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John Coppinger of Mount Hazel was a stone-cutter. He had a sore eye which was bandaged. One day about two years ago he was standing outside his door when Mary Kenny of Ballymacward, Woodlawn, Country Galway came along. Mary had a yellow complexion and was wearing a yellow coat. She bade John "Good evening," and in reply John said. "Yellow upon yellow makes yellow look white." She answered him back saying, "Rag upon one eye gives the other eye sight."

About forty years ago Patrick Dempsey of Ballymacward, Woodlawn, County Galway was waiting for the Mail-Car at Castleblakeney as he was expecting a letter. The Mail-Car at this time consisted of a horse and cart. Patrick did not know when to expect the Mail-Car and he inquired from William Smith of Castleblakeney Ballinasloe, Country Galway, "When does the Mail-Car come in" William replied saying, "Right after

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Informant
Henry Bolton
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Ballygrany, Co. Galway
Language
English