School: Yellow Furze

Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 254

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Among all the "travellers" who visit this place the most famous and the best known is "Mary Blue Ribbon"
No one knows her real name. She is known far and wide by this title.
She must be between 70 & 80 years of age and still her energy seems to be as good as ever for she travels miles and miles - always walking.
She thinks nothing of the journey to Navan from this - 5 good miles - and when seen entering the town she is walking with head erect and quick step as if she had only just set out.
She often returns here again to her favourite lodging place the same day and never seems tired.
The strange part is that she seems to wear 3 times the amount of clothing worn by the ordinary person.
When it rains heavily on her she can take off one or two layers of

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