School: Tamhnach tSeiscinn (roll number 12778)

Location:
Tawnytaskin, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Aibhistín Ó Tárpaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0234, Page 207

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Once there was a man named Casey who lived at Battlefield Co. Sligo. Once he was mowing a few days for a man named Mr. Robison. How much will you charge me for an acre of meadow. "I will charge you four pounds for it," said Mr. Robison, Casey said he would give three pounds for it."
Then they made a bargain that if Casey gave Robison six pounds, Casey could mow his best for a day, and he could have all the hay that he mowed in the day. Casey could not start before seven o'clock in the morning, and he had to stop work at eight o'clock in evening.
Casey came about eight o'clock the next morning, and started to mow. At eight o'clock that evening he had six acres mown. When Casey came to his dinner and tea, he brought in the scythe

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Collector
John Scanlon
Gender
male
Address
Deerpark, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Mrs Scanlon
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Deerpark, Co. Roscommon
Language
English