School: Cnuicín na hAbhann

Knockeennahone, Co. Kerry
Máiréad, Bean Uí Chéirín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0448, Page 210

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I remember well when Donal Brosnan went to America.

I remember well when Donal Brosnan went to America. It is a good many years ago since he went.

He was only over a short time when he got married. They had a baby boy and they were very happy but shortly after the baby being born the wife died so he went distracted with grief, because as I said before they were happy together.
He was a respectable young man and kept his job and his friends took care of the baby. So one night he wasn't long in bed when a knock came to his bedroom door and he said "who is there"? and the voice said "don't you know me"? and of course he knew her immediately. It was his own wife who was there.
He got terribly frightened and trembled all over, and he couldn't get out of bed. She said to him "I can't go in without your permission so he told her come in. She came in then
He was terrified and said "give me a token it is you". She said why didn't

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Denis Murphy
Laraghbryan East, Co. Kildare