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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 397

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The dreadful disease of diabetes attacked the descendants of the Prosletyser. Local tradition tells of the dreadful death of the last of the line a few years ago.

(Related to Mrs. H G Moloney N.T. & myself in 1926 by Mrs. Norry Coughlan (died 1933) then aged 93 residing at Ovens Bridge.)

The terror of Norry's childhood days was a peculiar individual of about 18 years, who wore a long cotton pinafore over his male attire, & who was never seen without a great shining tin bucket on his arm. Needless to state he was the village 'ónsue'
He regarded the bucket as his best friend. He called it "Daisy", & undoubtedly "Daisy" helped him to earn his living, for according to

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Informant
Mrs Norry Coughlan
Gender
male
Age
93
Address
Ovens, Co. Cork
Language
English