School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The name of one man was Martin the tailor. ...

The name of one man was Martin the tailor. He was a travelling tailor and used to go from one parish to another trying to make a living. He was not a good tailor but he was very cheap.
He used to drink a lot. On one occassion he was crossing over a bridge and he got afraid when he was half way across. He couldn't go backwards nor forwards and he said God is good and the devil isn't too bad if the blackguard would let him alone. When he landed on the other side the thanked neither God nor the devil.

Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English