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- (continued from previous page)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.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- 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.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.