School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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Local Heroes - Strong Men

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 202

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One time there was a man called "Soople Peter." He was a great jumper. There was a policeman in Emyvale and he was a great jumper also. The sergeant said that the policeman was the best jumper to be got but another man said he could get the beating of him. He bet a pound on it.

One day "Soople Peter" was in the bog with this man and as was arranged the police came to the bog. Peter was a bit of a fool and the man that was with him told him that the police were coming for him and he told him the best road to go. Peter ran and jumped a mud-hole. When it was taped it was found to be thirty feet. When the other policeman came he could not jump it. He jumped a gate eight feet high and he jumped across Emyvale street.

Collector
Mary Skinnader
Gender
female
Address
Davagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Peter Skinnader
Gender
male
Address
Davagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English