School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 287

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Once upon a time a man in the employment of Mr Montgomery was asked to deliver a very important letter in Dublin as there were no post offices in those days. It was in the Summer season and he started to walk to Dublin at daybreak. He delivered the letter and returned with the reply that night just as the sun was setting.
On another occasion a man of this district went with the forty stones of corn on an ass's back to the mill. When he reached the mill some children started to ride the ass. When he saw this he put the ass on his shoulders and carried it up the ladder to the loft.

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Collector
Annie Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Peter Ward
Gender
male
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Language
English