School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Local Heroes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 266

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Old people tell in this district in olden times there lived a very strong man who figured in many daring exploits until he came to an untimely end through his adventures. He went by the name of the "Bullie Bannon" At one time he killed a ferocious bull. He happened to get into the field where the bull was when he was taken by surprise having nothing to defend himself with but a stick. After evading his charges for some time he was able to grasp him by the tail then he lay on him with the stick around the field until he lay down, the bull never stood on his feet again. In those days in the fairs, besides being markets for buying and selling there were also features such

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English