School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 05_037

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Every year in Spring and Autumn men come to Tralee as it is the largest town in Kerry for employment. They stand outside the Church waiting for some man to hire them, and they go to the man who gives them the most wages.
The only belongings they have with them are a spade and some clothes tied in a red cloth swung over the spade.
If any farmer wanted men to dig their potatoes

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Flahive
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Kerry Head, Co. Kerry
Language
English