School: Scoil na mBráthar, Tráighlí

Location:
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An Br. Breathnach

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My Native District

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My Native District

My native district is in county Kerry. It is called Tralee. The population of Tralee amounts to ten thousand people. The houses are slate roofed and high. The names that are heard of the oftenest are O'Connor and O'Sullivan. Tralee got its name from the name of the son pf an old king named Daa: His son's name was Lugaih and the old king presented him with this district which was then called the Strand of Lugaih son of Daa. There are some old people living in the district. Some of know Irish, but they can also speak english. There were not as many houses in the district long ago as there is now. The name of Tralee is in some songs such as 'The Rose of Tralee'. The land is hilly and boggy. There are not man rivers in Tralee.
James O'Sullivan, 11 High St., Tralee
Told by: John O'Sullivan, 11 Strand St., Tralee

Collector
James O' Sullivan
Gender
male
Address
High Street, Co. Kerry
Informant
John O' Sullivan
Gender
male
Address
Strand Street, Co. Kerry
Language
English
Location
Tralee