School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 257

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Christy Jordan who died about 1931 (aged 77) was a rhymster. So too were his father & grandfather. Jordan lived on Mullacrew Hill near Louth Village. Advertising his cabbage plants he wrote:-

If you want some cabbage plants
The best that we grew
Call to Christy Jordan
On the hill of Mullacrew.
Larry - father of Christy - was once 'summoned' by john Kiernan for trepass of cow on Kiernan's land. He (Larry) made the following verse about the incident:-
Little John the widow's son
Summoned a man for herdin'**
He brought him to *Louth before a crowd
And fined poor Larry Jordan**
(*Louth Court House)
** Pronounced locally - HURDIN' & JURDIN
Mickie Durnin of Stonetown (died about 40 years ago) made the following verse about a Returned American - & a boastful swank too - the name was Katty Dowdall.
She sailed from New York & landed in Cork.
And Pat paid her fare from thar to Dundalk
There is Pattie & Mattie & Wattie likewise
And ould Aunty Katty came home to tell lies.

Collector
Julia Matthews
Gender
female
Age
14
Informant
Thomas Matthews
Gender
male
Address
Ravanny, Co. Louth
Language
English