School: Wilkinstown (roll number 1917)

Location:
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Máire Ní Failcheallaigh

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ground. Chains were heard rattling and voices were heard and after a while steps were heard coming nearer and nearer until at last the father appeared. He told them of his sufferings in hell and asked them to become Catholics.

Many years ago there lived a man in Wilkinstown, in about the same place that the home of Laurence Crahan is now situated. He had a wife and four children but he got hard to support them as he was very poor. He became discontented, too, as he used to dream that if he went to the "Bridge of London" he would obtain a fortune. He dreamed this so often that he became convinced of its truth. He toiled and saved until he had enough money to take him to London, and then despite all his wife's protests he started on his journey.
On his arrival at his destination, he

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Collector
Dolours Sheridan
Gender
female
Address
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Informant
Laurence Crahan
Gender
male
Address
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Language
English