School: Ovens (C.) (roll number 5985)

Location:
Ovens, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Maud Mc Guire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 391

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of the road. Down through the years the tailors shop has been the meeting place for the inhabitants of Ovens old & young alike. The tailor - a very interesting kindly type of man - (Mr Timothy Hurley - 70 yrs) is a noted raconteur, famous for his wit - a family characteristic for many generations.
On the Coach Road also is situated the farm house of the local poet - Mr. Edward Magner (74 yrs). Up to a few years ago Mr. Magner contributed to local papers & supplied the following verses of his own composition to - Annie Cronin, 12½ yrs, Knockanemore, Ovens - for inclusion in her collection of "Ovens Folk Lore"

When I was but a growing boy,
E'er manhood's anxious cares,
Had robbed me of that youthful joy,
The brow of boyhood wears.
How oft with merry laugh & song,
And spirit bounding free,
I roamed the river banks along,
Beside the rolling Lee.

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Collector
Annie Cronin
Gender
female
Age
12
Address
Knockanemore, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr Edward Magner
Gender
male
Address
Ovens, Co. Cork
Language
English