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

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

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Local Heroes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 06_009

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March 1938
Local heroes
Shown Burns was one of the bravest men in Ireland. When he used to be playing football with all the other men, he used to strike the ball against the wall, the other people would run away from the alley for fear the ball would fall down and hurt them. once he threw a half hundred weight over a big house and he caught it coming down at the other side. This shows that the people of long ago were much stronger than the people nowdays. They were also healthier than the people now. Long ago a man

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Collector
Nellie Casey
Gender
female
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Informant
John Casey
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Language
English