School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

Location:
Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
D. Curtis

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 058

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An old man earned his living by breaking stones
This day there was a hunt out and a lot of gentlemen were riding after it and a lady lost a purse of gold sovereigns.

The man picked it up and brought it home to his wife and said,
"Look at the grand brass buttons I have found, but there are no holes in them."
"They are alright," she said, "give them to me."
Next morning the woman said,
"John, if you got a little bit of education you'd earn money much lighter you'd better go to school today.
John went to school, as he was

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Collector
Maureen Murphy
Gender
female
Address
Knockreigh, Co. Wexford
Informant
Peter Murphy
Gender
male
Age
64
Address
Courtnacuddy, Co. Wexford
Language
English