School: Ráth Ó gCormaic (C.), Carraig na Siúire

Rathgormuck, Co. Waterford
Eibhlín, Bean Uí Dhálaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0655, Page 253

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There was a shoemaker living near the village of Ballythomas, Co. Waterford about fifty years ago. His name was Paddy Fitzgerald. There was a patch on some part of his face and he was known as Paddy the Patch. it was said about him that he never made a pair of boots or shoes big enough for anybody and so all who went to have their measure taken wore two pairs of stockings so that Paddy would think they had bigger feet. The ruins of his house are on Martin Walshe's farm, Ballythomas.

There was a strong man named Patrick Walsh living in Ballingarra in the Co. Waterford. He did many brave deeds.

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