School: An Gleann, Graiguenamanagh

Location:
Glynn, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
P. Ó Flaithbheartaigh

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A Strong Man

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0903, Page 038

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One day a man was standing among a crowd of people, and he got a half hundred weight in each hand, and jumped into a four foot barrel. He jumped out again, and left the two half hundred weights on the ground, and walked off. Another day the same man was ploughing a field for three days, and when he had the field finished, he put the plough up on one of his shoulders, and got up on one of the horses, and led the other after him, and went home.

Collector
Thomas Doyle
Gender
male
Age
16
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballyling, Co. Carlow
Informant
Andrew Ryan
Gender
male
Age
72
Address
Ballyling, Co. Carlow
Language
English