School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Fairy Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 179

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Once upon a time lived a cruel and wicked king. He had only one son and his name was jack. This boy had to endure many hardships as his father was very cruel to him. One day he told Jack that he would have to go out and drive the cattle to the mountains and see that none was missing when he'd return them to his father.
This was a very cruel and and wicked act of the old king, as the mountains were full of wild beasts, and Jack and his cattle were in great danger. The next morning he consented and set his

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Collector
Josephine Maguire
Gender
female
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
James Lennon
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
35
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English