School: Naas (Christan Bros.) (roll number 16708)

Location:
Naas, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
T. Ó Neachtain, S. Ó Súilleabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776, Page 316

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A Poem 6 – 10 - ‘38

The following is a poem which I heard from my companions.
What’s the news, what’s the news?
De Valera sold his shoes,
To buy ammunition for his men..
He was walking up the steps,
When he fell and broke his specs.
And the coward by little beggar ran away.
He was eating currant bun,
When he heard an English gun.
And the coward by little beggar ran away.
James Carroll (34)
New Row
Naas.
Patrick Carroll,
New Row,
Naas.

Collector
Patrick Carroll
Gender
male
Address
New Row, Co. Kildare
Informant
James Carroll
Gender
male
Age
34
Address
New Row, Co. Kildare
Language
English

A Poem 6 – 10 - ‘38

The following is a poem which I heard from my friends.
There was an old woman tossed up in a bask-et,
Seventy times as high as the moon,
Where was she going,

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