School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 402

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1. Once there was a man and he was very wild and did not care about his religion. When he died the priest would not allow the people to bury him in the graveyard and so he was buried outside the walls of the graveyard.
One day there was a funeral and it began to rain heavily and there was a tree growing outside the wall of the graveyard. The priest went under it for shelter. "Lord have mercy on the man" was written on every leaf of the tree.

Informant
Martin Barry
Gender
male
Age
79
Address
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Language
English

2. There were two brothers and their mother living in the same house. One of the brothers was a priest and the other a fool. One day a Protestant Landlord came to the house and he asked the priest would he be able to answer him three questions. He asked him "How long would it take me to go round the world"? "What am I worth"? "What am I thinking of"? The priest did not answer him. When the

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