School: Killinaboy (roll number 12557)

Location:
Killinaboy, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Donncha Ó Céilleachair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 307

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A great mower: - If a man is a great mower he is said to have a “dardaol” in his scythe and the money he would earn he would spend it foolishly.


Collected by: - Áine Nic Mhathúna, Ballycashen.
Told by: - Patrick Mac Mahon her father.
(58 years)

Collector
Áine Nic Mhathúna
Gender
female
Address
Ballycasheen, Co. Clare
Informant
Patrick Mc Mahon
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Ballycasheen, Co. Clare
Language
English

A great walker: A man named Quinn resided in this parish (Kilnaboy) many years ago, who when he was a young man lived in Ballyvaughan. He was a labourer and a wonderful walker.

During several years he worked for a farmer who lived thirty three Irish miles away in County Limerick.
Each Sunday afternoon, Quinn left his home in Ballyvaughan and walked the whole to his employment digging potatoes and when his weeks work was over, he set out walking for home again on Saturday evening and continued to travel in the same way all the weeks while the work lasted. He lived to a great age and died only a few years ago.
Collected by: Nóra Ní Chasadaigh, Ballycashen.

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