School: Baile Treasna, Caisleán Mumhan (Ballytarsney) (roll number 15970)

Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Seán Ó Freathaile

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There lived in Ireland long ago a man named John Wilde. One day he found a glass shoe on the hills where the little people were dancing.
One night a man came to his door and asked him, would he sell the shoe. "I will said he".
The man gave him a hundred pounds for it, and told him that in every furrow he would plough, that he would find money.
John ran to the stable and got the horses, and out with him to the garden ploughing. He never thought of anything after that but plough, plough summer and winter.
One day in Spring he dropped down at the end of the plough, like a worn out November fly.

Patrick Doherty
Grange More, Co. Tipperary