School: Leithead

Location:
Lehid, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0464, Page 122

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sons and a daughter. When the daughter was twelve years old, her mother died so she had to act as a house keeper to the rest of the family. she was the youngest of the family and her name was Mary. She kept the house, and all the place around it very nice and clean. Flowers of all sorts were growing in a small garden in front of the house. In the centre of the island there was large stone, over sixty ton weight, resting eavenly upon the top of a smaller stone that a person would move it with their hands, and it would not fall off. Mary and her brothers used spend the most of their time playing around it. One day a young man came to see the island, he was delighted when the place and all around it so nice and clean. Mary gave him tea, and home made bread, he told her his name was Michael Doyle, and said that he came from Boston, America. He said

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Collector
Eileen Sullivan
Gender
female
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Language
English