School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 087

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I was coming home from James
Connor's, Oldcourt, one night from playing cards.
It was a terrible dark and windy
night, and as I went along under
the trees on the "Causeway" road,
branches and boughs of all kinds were falling around me. As I was coming down the Causeway hill, past the old Norman Castle,
I heard, as I thought, the pattering
of somebody in his bare feet behind me.
I stopped and looked behind me, and could see nothing, so I went on again and still the pattering continued.
I thought that someone was playing a trick on me, so I turned around suddenly and made a grab, and

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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