School: Wilkinstown (roll number 1917)

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

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came out. Jack told him that he had come for his hundred pounds." The little man took out his bag of money and gave Jack his hundred pounds. Jack was very pleased and he gave Jack his hundred pounds.

When Father John Murphy was trying to get back to Wexford, he had to go through a field of corn. The Yeos were trying to get him by firing through the corn every time they saw it moving. It was near Georges Cross. They were hiding in the bushes. It is said that when they fired at him, he caught the bullets and threw them back at them.
They captured him and tied him to a post. Then they fired at him in order to kill him. But still he fired them back. There was an Irishman working with the Yeo's and he fired at him and killed him. Ever since when Wexford go to play Meath in football they are beaten.

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Collector
Frank Connolly
Gender
male
Address
Coghalstown, Co. Meath
Informant
Bernard Guibney
Gender
male
Address
Coghalstown, Co. Meath
Language
English