School: Ráithín (C.) (roll number 9384)

Raheen, Co. Kerry
Peig, Bean Uí Chróinín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0457, Page 083

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  3. XML “Dan Hurley the Hedge-Schoolmaster”
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    not to do so. Very well said Dan they must go to Beaufort as I have another friend there but they will get lodgings one night in O'Sullivan's New St. Killarney. The following night O'Sullivan's house was swarmed with rats - they ate all, tore all and left the house in a litter, and later proceeded to Beaufort four miles distant.
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  2. About 100 years ago there lived in the townland of Coom, Gneevgullia, Rathmore, Kerry. a farmer named 'Peter Murphy.' He was father of a big family - all girls save one boy - the youngest of them all.
    The eldest girl Mary helped her father on the farm - guiding horses, looking after cattle and in every way as competent for the work as any man.
    One day he was ploughing up a big field and Mary was guiding the horses. She soon saw a man standing looking on at the work right on the headland they were moving towards but when they reached the spot nobody was to be seen.
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    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Pat O' Donaghue
    Lisbabe, Co. Kerry