School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

Location:
Moyderwell, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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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".

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

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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Collector
Nora O' Connor
Gender
female
Address
Rathmore, Co. Kerry
Informant
Nora O' Connor
Gender
female
Address
Rathmore, Co. Kerry
Language
English