School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 104

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tales about the Great War where he says he served as a fighting soldier. Before he leaves he says "God bless you Mrs, make me a cup of tea." After he regales himself he wishes the good woman and her family good luck till he calls again.

Annie OHare

There is an old man who comes round our district about every month. The only name I've heard him called is McCabe. He comes in an old ass and cart. He would give you safety pins, or needles or shirt studs if you would give him rags or bottles. He never sells anything but he just brings these things with him to give to the people that give him rags or bottles. He is ten years travelling about. He was married and has a home in Cootehill, but his wife is dead. Some people do not be pleased to see these travelling folk

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Maggie Coffey
Urney, Co. Cavan