School: Boston (roll number 10212)

Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare
Bean Uí Dhocharthaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 120

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  1. Once and old man names Patrick Gibbon lived in Kildare town. He could walk five miles in half an hour. His fame as a walker was widespread. He walked to fairs a long distance off. He could keep up with a horse and sometimes pass all the horse drawn ? especially if going to a sports or football match.
    Some years ago at a sports in Portarlington there were many entrants for the jumping competition. A man from Daingean named Michael Dunne, went to see the competitions. One of the competitors was able to jump ten and a half feet high. Mr Dunne said he would do better. He jumped and scored eleven feet. Not being entered he was not entitled to a prize, but money was collected in the field and he got a consolation prize.
    There was a man once whose name was Comhar Carroll. He was from the town of Newbridge. He could take the good cards
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    Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare