School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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A Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 262

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A Story.

During the Anglo-Irish war a little cripple-boy lived with his mother. He felt very bad, as he could not go to fight for his country. Then one evening some of the I.R.A. men came into the house from the black-and-tans. When the little cripple boy saw the black-and-tans surrounding the house, he slipped out and walked along by the hedge, and when the Black-and-tans saw him, they thought he was an I.R.A. man, and they followed him and they followed through the hedge and killed him; and while they were following the cripple-boy the I.R.A. men escaped.

Collector
Tom Fleming
Gender
male
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Fleming
Gender
male
Age
62
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Language
English