School: Garrowhill, Longford (roll number 10344)

Location:
Garrowhill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
P. Mac Aonghusa

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0756, Page 544

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I heard a funny story about two months ago it was about a man that was coming home from the fair, and he was drunk. When he was on his way home he was going along the edge of the road and there was a hole or cave. Then he fell in to a big hole against hard ground, and he could not get out of it. Then he saw some soldiers sitting round a big fire. He asked them to let him out and they said they would not let out unless he gave them a two shillings and anyone else get out for a half-crown. So he gave them the two shillings and he was let and he went home and next morning he went to mass and he heard the priest saying out of hell there is no redemption when the man heard this he stood up and said that I was in hell last night and I got out for two and anyone else would get out for a half of a crown.

Collector
Michael Farrell
Gender
male
Address
Lissanurlan, Co. Longford
Informant
Frank Murray
Gender
male
Age
73
Language
English