School: Killeshin, Carlow (roll number 5264)

Killeshin, Co. Laois
Tomás Ó Haonghusa

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0839, Page 234

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Near here is a field named Botharchuag...

Near here is a field named Botharcuag. Another field is Corcacuige. Another is the Small Craft & The spout Field. There is an used wild farm here named Acavoneen. Adjacent also is a hill named Cruaghnara.


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About half a mile from my home is a high circus ring called the Rath...

About half a mile from my home is a high circus ring called the Rath. Little red men have often been seen long ago playing on this mound. It i sbelieved that anyone who meddles with the Rath loses a cow. Near the rath is a house and in olden times the people had to leave the door unlocked to oblige the fairies and let them come in to the house during the night.


Once the fox and the cat were talking. the Fox said he was the cleverest because he had so many tricks. The cat said that he had only one trick. Suddenly they heard the baying of the hounds. The cat ran up the tree

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