School: Irishtown

Location:
Milltown, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
Margaret McNally

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0742, Page 062

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One summer's day as the general manager of a hotel was about to go away on his holiday he went to look in the kitchen and the rooms. In the kitchen there was a dishwasher. When the general manager saw him he said "Never mind my poor fellow, I began as a dish washer and now I am a general manager" The dish washer replied "I began as a general manager and now I am a dish washer.

This district was at one time noted for its matchmaking. There was great competition among the men for the hand of a girl with a fortune. The farmers and tradesmen of the district vied with each other to be the accepted one, particularly in the case of a "snug" farmer who was reputed to be able to give his daughter a good dowry.
One time one of these snug farmers was approached by three suiters at the same time. Two of the were farmers and the other a young well set-

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Collector
Donal Fox
Gender
male
Age
12
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English