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

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Gneevgullia, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cormac Ó Laoghaire
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  1. Long ago, there were not mowing machines and so therefore the people had to cut their hay with scythes. On that account these were certain men who were noted for their mowing prowess.
    Those mowers were Míċeál Siúlleabáin, Jerry Leary, Míceal Cathleen, Michael Lyne, Timothy Riordan and some others. Míceál Kathleen, Jerry Leary, and Timothy Riordan were the most famous of all the mowers. They used to travel down the country mowing and at that time they were highly respected. For their meals they got new-milk and oat-meal bread. After work they were treated with whiskey. The old mowers would cut an Irish acre in the day.
    To this west of this village there is a very big meadow. An old mower said there was fives scythes of hay in it. To my surprise a man of this day mowed it in two and a half days.
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