School: Boston (roll number 10212)

Location:
Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Bean Uí Dhocharthaigh

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He said, "My Mother I know a lily fairer and lovlier than that one." Mary felt disappointed. They journeyed on. A dove rested on her Shoulder, and she gave it to her Son. She said "What a pretty dove" He said "I know a dove purer than this" Mary became silent at His words. Then they came to a stream. The Child washed His Hands. He then turned to His Mother and said "Mother I know a fountain purer and clearer than this" They went home to Nazareth, and Mary taking Him on her knees asked Him what he meant by saying "He knew a lily fairer, a dove purer a fountain clearer than those you saw" He whispered softly into her ear, "Mother it was you I meant"

My home district is Boston. It is in the parish of Rathangan, and in the Barony of East Offaly. There are five families living in Boston. Two houses are thatched, one slated and two sheet ironed. No one has the

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Collector
May Corcoran
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare
Language
English
Location
Bostoncommon