School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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An Old Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 215

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An Old Story 2-11-'37
My mother told me this story, long ago. A man went to a funeral and when he went in to the churchyard he met a man's skull and he kicked it a couple of times, and then he left it there and he went away home.
Next day he went to the garden digging potatos. A man came up to him and he said you were at a funeral yesterday and the man said he was. "Did you kick any skull in the churchyard?" "I did," said the man but I did not mean to do any harm to it.
The man that came up to him was his brother who was dead a long time and it was his skull that the man kicked. He told him not to do any harm ever again in a churchyard; that he should not clean his shoes in the grass even.
Written by: Mortimer Ahern, Rooska, N.C.W.
Told by: my Mother, aged 52 years

Collector
Mortimer Ahern
Gender
male
Address
Rooskagh West, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
52
Address
Rooskagh West, Co. Limerick
Language
English