School: Yellow Furze

Location:
Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 329

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Johnie Dorgan was a blind man and he lived at the top of the Windmill hill near Yellow-Furze.
He could make a song about anything and everything. I remember the time that Davitt and O'Mahony was up for the General Elections, and Davitt got elected. Dorgan had a song ready no matter what party won.
I was a young lad at the time and was sent to Sampsons in Slane with and old ass belonging to Miss O'Neill of Dollardstown, for a tar barrell and two half barrells of porter, as there was to be a big night at the Windmill, and so there [unsure] tar barrells put on the top of the Windmill (lately

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Collector
Eily Bruton
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Gillick
Gender
male
Address
Ballinlough, Co. Meath
Language
English