School: Sceichín an Rince, Cloichín an Mhargaidh

Location:
Skeheenaranky, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Domhnall Ua Cathasaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0573, Page 210

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There was a hedge-school in Condons house of Kiltankin, it was made of stone and thatched with rushes. The names of the teachers were Mrs and Mr Shaughnessy. about nine pupils attended the school. The teachers were paid 3d per week by the pupils.

Informant
William O' Neill
Gender
male
Age
64
Address
Skeheenaranky, Co. Tipperary
Language
English

One night a woman met another woman who was carring a bag on her back. She asked her to carry it a little distance for her. she did, but the bag was so heavy that she could not bring it.
She opened it but it was empty. She asked the woman, what made it so heavy. She said it was the weight of her sins. the woman was pettycoatloose.