School: Snaidhm (C.) (roll number 11799)

Location:
Sneem, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Mrs Palmer

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0468, Page 128

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That yYou really are there in the Host
Oh I should be happy my Saviour.
If of all I could love yYou the most
Mrs. McCarthy
Derrah,
Sneem
[over 90]

One day a man went to a town with three shillings in his pocket and he met three people who asked him for alms. He said he had nothing but three shillings to buy some groceries and he gave them that. He thought then that he would starve but when he put his hand in his pocket he found plenty money there. Afterwards he found out that of it was The Holy Family he had met.

The robin has a red breast because a drop of Our Lord's blood fell on a robin's breast when he was picking the thorns out of Our Lord's head.
The cross is on a donkey's back because Our Lord always rode on a donkey.
Old people say that the pig has no trouble having her young because a pig [in margin with carat: "put"] the "sods" on Our Lord's grave.
It is said that a hen scrope the sods off

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Informant
Mrs Mc Carthy
Gender
female
Age
90
Address
Derry East, Co. Kerry
Language
English