School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

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

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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".

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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