School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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Irish Folklore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 011

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In Ireland long ago there were many great walkers, some of whom used to walk to Dublin about a distance of seventy miles, with a scythe upon their shoulder for the harvesting. There was a man called Patrick Mc Nerney in Fostra who walked to Dublin for the harvesting and earned the price of a cow. One morning he started from Dublin to a fair in Westport and bought the cow and walked home. Next morning he walked to the fair of Cavan about a distance of fifteen miles with cattle and walked home again the same day. When he came home he put a pole on his shoulder and walked to Ballinalee saw mill to get it sawed.

Collector
Jenny Keohane
Gender
female
Age
16
Address
Fostragh, Co. Longford
Informant
James Kiernan
Gender
male
Age
73
Address
Fostragh, Co. Longford
Language
English