School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

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

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The Origin of The Leap, Adamstown

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 064

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The origin of the "Leap", Adamstown.

The predecessors of the present
Leigh's of Rosegarland were a
family by the name of Sinnots,
a powerful clan in South Wexford.
A pattern or sports festival,
which would last for a week or
a fortnight used to be held
in Rosegarland.
The best men from Wexford, and
the surrounding counties
used to compete.
On one of these occasions two
neighbouring men from Carlow,
one, going to the sports, and
the other returning, met on
the cross roads that we call
the Leap.
One asked the other where he

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Collector
Mary L. Hughes
Gender
female
Address
Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Informant
John Jourdan
Gender
male
Age
80
Occupation
teacher
Address
Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Language
English