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

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

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The Gobán Saor

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 252

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The Goban Saor 19-11-'37
The Goban Saor was a great man for building castles. Himself and his son went to England to build a castle for a rich man. When the castle was nearly finished the rich man asked the Goban Saor was it finished. He said he had a tool at home that he needed to finish the castle.
The rich man would not allow him to come for it because he meant to kill him. He sent his son to Ireland but he was kept a prisoner there until the Goban Saor and his son returned. Then he was left home to England.
Written by -- Patrick O'Neill, Old Mill N. C.(?)W.
Told by my grandfather. Aged 96 yrs

Collector
Patrick O' Neill
Gender
male
Address
Oldmill, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
96
Language
English