School: Clochar na Toirbhirte, Caisleán an Chomair (roll number 10835)

Location:
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Sr. M. Agatha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0864, Page 389

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It was the custom in the Colliery district years ago with landowners to give permission to poor people to sink shallow pits on their land, there being a vein of shallow coal about ten or twelve yards deep.
About this particular time there was a certain labouring man living in the district who had been to England and had there become a freemason. He was very unpopular in the district and no one wanted to have any dealings with him. He had on several occasions asked permission from a farmer to sink one of these shallow pits on his land. The farmer would not have anything to do with him owing to his reputation. This farmer was very fond of coursing keeping

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Collector
Nancy Treacy
Gender
female
Informant
Mr Richard Treacy
Gender
male
Address
Donaguile, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English