School: Kilmurry (C.) (roll number 10395)

Location:
Kilmurry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Mrs Ellen Mary O' Connor

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0448, Page 340

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Long ago there was a man and his wife living in a small house. His wife got sick and was sick for several months. Then she died. She left a young child after her. The father had to mind a child. She used to sleep with her father by night. and one nice when he woke he missed the child gone out of the bed. Jumped out in a fright to look for the child and could not find it in the room. I'm going to the kitchen to his surprise he found his wife and the child in her arms sitting by the fire. He welcomes her home and the two of them sat there until cock crew. And when the cock crew she got up off her chair and said"I must go now" and the husband said"that you will not go". "All the world would not keep me. I could go only through the roof of the house"
I will give you a good chance to bring me if you will have have

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Collector
Babe Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Cordal, Co. Kerry
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
46
Occupation
farmer
Address
Cordal, Co. Kerry
Language
English