School: Convent Girls' School, Ballymote

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

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A Traveller's Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0183, Page 112

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A Traveller's Story
Once there was a man who used to travel round the country from one town to another. He was very old and remembered the time of the famine. One night he was staying in a house in county Sligo and he was telling a story. He began asking did any of them ever stand behind a hedge and watch his own funeral. Then he told a story of the famine. At that time he was staying in Tipperary.
He was digging potatoes for a gentleman and he borrowed a gun to shoot some rooks.
A few days after, the landlord was shot and he was accused him as he was known to have borrowed the gun the day before.
The soldiers were searching for him high and low and he took refuge in a cave on a friends farm. One night the boys brought him news that he

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Collector
Margaret Coen
Gender
female
Address
Derroon, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs Kate Coen
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
48
Address
Derroon, Co. Sligo
Language
English