School: Baile Máirtín, Muine Beag

Location:
Ballymartin, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Bean an Bhreathnaigh

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0904, Page 615

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There was once a show-man going about, trying to get the oldest man in the world. One day he met a man on the road. He was very old looking and he asked him his age. He told him he was ninety-two. He asked him to come with him and he said he would not like to go He asked him why would he not go and he said he would like to see his father first. The show-man asked him where was his father and he said he was at home reading Ireland's Own for his grandfather.

Collector
James Dillon
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Ballymartin, Co. Carlow
Language
English