School: Windgap (C.), Thomastown (roll number 5698)

Location:
Windgap, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Eóin

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Poor Scholars

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0851, Page 108

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Some years ago there used to be "Poor Scholars", going from house to house teaching the farmers children. They used also write poems in praise of the people of the house. In every house they used to get two shillings or so and their supper and also a night's lodging. There was a rich man and he was very proud. All the money he had he built a new house with

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Collector
Mary B. Murray
Gender
female
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Language
English