School: Drom Bhaoghalláin (roll number 7981)

Location:
Ardcarn, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Pagnam

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A Long Walk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0231, Page 295

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A long walk.

In olden times people were great walkers. This is an account of a long walk which I heard:-
My grandfather's brother was sick in Roscommon hospital, My grandfather "Matt Crowley" got up one morning and walked to Roscommon which is thirty miles distant. On arriving there he saw his brother. He found him pretty well.
He then heard of Lenabane races, three miles outside the town. He went to the races and spent some time there. He walked home again that day thus covering sixty miles on foot in one day.
This an lived to be eighty-four years of age and has been dead now about six years.
Michael Crowley,
Corrigeen,
Ardcarne Parish,
Co. Roscommon.
Information received from
John Crowley,
Corrigeen.

Collector
Michael Crowley
Gender
male
Address
Carrigeen, Co. Roscommon
Informant
John Crowley
Gender
male
Address
Carrigeen, Co. Roscommon
Language
English