School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Location:
Grange, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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Famous Men - Cumertún

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 461

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Famous Men
Cumertún
Not to be read by Ladies.

In the Knockbarton Estate which is situated about 12 miles south of limerick and 3 miles north of Bruff there lived over a hundred and twenty years ago a famous man named Cumertún.
Cumertun was a great mower.
He had a “Secret” for putting edge on a scythe.
There lived at Fedamore in the house presently owned by Mr. Madden ex N.T. a parson named Bennett who, however owned much more of the land around the house that presently owned by Mr. Madden.
At the same time the Parish Priest of Fedamore was Rev. Father Blake P.P. Parson Bennett and Father Blake were great friends and often used to visit each other.
On one occasion Parson Bennett who became indebted to Father Blake promised him as
(Note in margin – Got from Mr John Clancy, Farmer and Carpenter Grange, Co. Limerick)

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Informant
Mr John Clancy
Gender
male
Occupation
carpenter
Occupation
farmer
Address
Grange, Co. Limerick
Language
English