School: Radharc na Sionainne (roll number 16477)

Location:
Clooncah, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Nóirín Ní Uiginn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0260, Page 135

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There was a plague in Cloonmore long ago. It was a bad fever and plenty of people were dying. They sent for a priest called Father Gilleran from Emu. He told them to put out all the fires in Cloonmore. They did this and he lit a fire himself. All the people took a coal from this fire and the priest said that they would never get the plague again and never to let the fire go out. About 12 years ago it was very weather and all the fires in Cloonmore went out at night and the people had to light them with oil and turf.

Collector
Nancy Brennan
Gender
female
Address
Clooneskert, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Owen Brennan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
over 50
Address
Clooneskert, Co. Roscommon
Language
English

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About 60 or 70 years ago men...

About 60 or 70 years ago men used to work at the Hind River for eight pence a day. They used to pay other labourers two pence a day to do the work at home for them.

Informant
John Kilclime
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Clooneskert, Co. Roscommon
Language
English