School: Drummond

Location:
Drummin, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
P. Ó Murchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0903, Page 237

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My father's grand uncle who lived in Ballinabearna was a great jumper. He could jump the highest gate you ever saw. He jumped the kilns of Raimseac when he was young. And when he was going to work every morning he always jumped gates through the fields to his work. His name was Thomas Irwin. The people of old times were great runners and jumpers. He could jump the river with great ease. John Brennan of Ballinalour was a great weight thrower. He is famous for pulling tug-of-war. Brain Fogarty of Ballyleigh was famous for jumping, stone throwing and leaping rivers and great deeds like this. Fionn Mac-Cuaill who of course lived long ago was famous for hunting and fighting and he won many victories for his great work. Many of the Irish learned these great deeds from Fionn and so taught them to their sons and so on for generations

Collector
Mary Irwin
Gender
female
Address
Bigwood, Co. Wexford
Informant
John Behan
Gender
male
Address
Ballyleigh, Co. Wexford
Language
English