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

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

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Now a pause came. "Rest awhile Joe - we must open another barrell". "Don't be too long" said thirsty Joe "Sure I've a thirst on me I wouldn't part with for a five pound note". The crowd were wildly excited - & the in -keeper found difficulty in drawing the plug.
"At last the drink trickled slowly out - into another large measure - "Here, hold on" cried Joe - this slow service would leave any man thirsty - sure I am only a little biteen of a man, & I'll fit nice & handy into the barrell & have a good long drink in peace - Help me in boys".
The 'boys' would undoubtedly have 'helped' him in, but the proprietor thought it was time to cut off supplies. - Joe's thirst was only too well quenched, & his reputation for remaining "perfectly sober" quite destroyed.

Collector
Annie Cronin
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Knockanemore, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr Timothy Kiely
Gender
male
Age
71
Address
Ovens, Co. Cork
Language
English