School: Cill Gharbh, Clanna Caoilte (roll number 10499)

Kilgarriff, Co. Cork
Adelaide Mac Carthy
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0312, Page 052

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  1. In the year 1875 there was a great snow in Ireland. The hills were covered with snow, and the ground was frozen.
    A man, his wife, and their two children lived on a farm. The working men were gathering in all the sheep from the snow but one was missing.
    They did not mind the loss of one.
    That night when they were all sitting around the fire the woman told the girl to go upstairs to see if the baby was asleep. When she went upstairs the cot was empty. She came down and said that the baby was missing.
    They said they would search for her. They carried lanterns and shovels, and three of them went in one direction and two others in another direction they returned home without finding it. one man said he would not go home without finding the child, he travelled all night and at last he saw footmarks. He followed them and he found the child laying down with the missing sheep. The child was frozen and the man
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    1. processes and phenomena
      1. frost and snow (~299)
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