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 421

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 421

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  1. Along time ago there was a poor travelling man, and his name was Tom the Whiskers. He was very witty and would sometimes make rhymes where he would not get fair treatment. He travelled through all Kerry, and received great kindness. He then travelled to other counties where he did not get on so well.
    He was one time travelling the County Wicklow, where he received bad treatment and made this rhyme.
    "Sweet vale of Avoca,
    Though Moore called thee sweet,
    Poor Tom had to travel twenty miles on bare feet;
    And sleep out all night without blanket or sheet,
    Then I dont give a dam, where the bright waters meet."
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    2. agents (~1)
      1. people by social grouping
        1. travellers (~3,023)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    null
    Gender
    Male
    Informant
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    Gender
    Female