School: Collon (roll number 14579)

Collon, Co. Louth
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0676, Page 258

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is dead this few years. Callahan from Drogheda is one of the oldest remembered travelling.
Pat Mc Gahon from Mullacrew near the town of Louth was a blacksmyth in the army, from which he was wounded, and so lost his senses. He is at present in Ardee mental home When he was travelling he never took money from anyone, it was always food or clothes.

In Glassallen, Collon, there were two houses one owned by Tiernan's, and one by Cooke's that were always kept open to tramps. There they go their supper, a bed on the loft for the night and their breakfat in the morning. If they wished to remain for some to help with the farm work, they might. Tiernans live there still and

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Kitty Halpin
Collon, Co. Louth