School: Gníomh go Leith (B.) (roll number 1703)

Location:
Gneevgullia, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cormac Ó Laoghaire
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 343

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 343

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  1. These travelling folk are not as numerous as the ancient travellers. The cause of this is, they are getting doles and pensions now, and they usually live in the Winter time in cities and towns. The ancient travellers has no waggons or carts like the travellers have at present. In farmers' houses they usually lodges for one night at a time.
    Many travellers wondered around this locality, namely; Colonel O. Sullivan, Billy Cuckoo, Den Cáir, Pats and Peg, Holy Mick, J. Higgins, Jack the Fish, Freeman Dane, Ellen, Johanna, Seán Ó Rarcaille, Joan Buckley, who was known as Bonch, Nelly Bourke, Nell from Brandon, Annie Mooney, Kate from Castleisland, Peggy Scanlan, Known as Bragile, Johnny the Baffidee, "Doldy" Peter Duffy, Mary Lane, and the tribes of Harringtons, and Coffeys.
    Some of these travellers were mentally deranged, and suffered from halucination. Others were idlers
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    Topics
    1. agents (~1)
      1. people by social grouping
        1. travellers (~3,023)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    null
    Gender
    Male
    Informant
    null
    Gender
    Female