School: Dromlachan

Location:
Sunnagh More, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Peadar Mac Giolla Choinnigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0221, Page 520

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in the kitchen had to go out. As each man was going out the men at the door said:
"Mind that one, that's a clean sheep" or, "Mind that one that's a dirty sheep". There werea crowd outside the door and they they had red bags steeped in the cows' "group" and when a dirty sheep came out, they hit him with the dirty bags, but they let the clean sheep pass.
"Slapping" and "The dirty and Clean Sheep" from : Frank Quinn Drumloughan aged 55.

Marrying the Nine Daughters.

One man, the father, sits in the middle of the floor and is surrounded by his nine daughters who are well armed with sticks or belts. One man, (say a cobbler) comes in and says:
"There comes and old cobbler
so neat and so fine
Coming to court your nine daughters divine"
And the father replies:
"I'll set my nine daughters
Right down by my knee,
and damn the old cobbler will get one from me
You may ask no lodgings here, for you get no lodgings here, here, here.

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Collector
P. Mac Giolla Choinnigh
Gender
male
Informant
Francis Keegan
Gender
female
Age
50
Occupation
farmer
Address
Racullen, Co. Leitrim
Language
English