School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

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Moyderwell, Co. Kerry
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Siúracha na Trócaire
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 256

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  1. Throwing the half hundred weight was a game very much appreciated the natives of Rathmore. Thomas T.P. O'Connor now an aged man of 88 was a distinguished caster. He was an out size and locally known as "Big Tom" or "Tom Fada".
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. weather-lore (~6,442)
      2. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    2. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nora O' Connor
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Rathmore, Co. Kerry
    Informant
    Thomas O' Connor
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Rathmore, Co. Kerry
  2. Famous poets were Aodaghán O'Rathaille Loghan. Ruadh Ó Suilleabhan and Joe Dineen all natives of the parish.
    Fr Stephen Dineen a brother to Joe was a noted writer
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. weather-lore (~6,442)
      2. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    2. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nora O' Connor
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Rathmore, Co. Kerry
    Informant
    Thomas O' Connor
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Rathmore, Co. Kerry
  3. It is generally believed that when the hills seem near that rain is approaching. Other signs of rain are - the flight of crows after nightfall, the screaming of the curlún(curlew) when they flew near the ground and when the road is swarmed with ants.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. weather-lore (~6,442)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nora O' Connor
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Rathmore, Co. Kerry
    Informant
    Nora O' Connor
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Rathmore, Co. Kerry