School: Ballinakill (B.) (roll number 895)

Location:
Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Teacher:
William Hande

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An Old Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0831, Page 063

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Once three men, an Englishman, a Scotchman, and an Irishman wer brought up for robbery.
When the judge asked the Englishman where would he like to be hung, he said he would like to be hung out of an appletree.
He asked the Scotchman where he would like to be hung, and he said on the high hills of Scotland, in an oak tree.
And he asked the Irishman where he would like to be hung, and he said out of a gooseberry bush, the Judge said there was no gooseberry bush big enough, and the Irishman said, "Well, with pleasure I will wait till it grows."

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Collector
Laurence Fitzpatrick
Gender
male
Address
Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Informant
Fitzpatrick
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Occupation
labourer
Address
Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Language
English