School: Convent Girls' School, Ballymote

Location:
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Sr. M. Patrick

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An Old Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0183, Page 108

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An Old Story
About the year 1878 a man named Thomas was going home from the town of Boyle in the County Roscommon late at night. A party of horseman got up to him on the road about two miles from town in a lonely part of the road. The leader of the band of horsemen pulled up alongside of Thomas and as Thomas was of a social nature he praised the horse that the men was riding and he says "I wish you would have a horse to carry me home."
The leader answered I have no horse but look at that bull-calf after you he will carry you home, if you can hold your tongue but if you speak he will tumble you off and

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Collector
Kathleen Barnes
Gender
female
Address
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Informant
J.J. Coleman
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Tawnytaskin, Co. Roscommon
Language
English