School: An Pasáiste Thoir (C.), Port Láirge

Location:
An Pasáiste, Co. Phort Láirge
Teacher:
Clare, Bean Uí Eachthigheirn
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0652, Page 249

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  1. Geneva Barracks about a mile away from our house was occupied by the North Cork Militia in the year 1798. It was here that the "Croppy Boy" famed in song and story met his death. Often the heads of poor croppies were spiked upon the gates of the Barracks as this account shows.
    Beside Geneva Barracks is a small house owned by William Walsh. The Walshes have lived here for many generations. The present man's grandfather occupied the house in 1798 and witnessed many
    a heart rending sight of cruelty to the poor peasants. William Walsh gives this incident as related by his grandfather.
    One night there was a loud knock at the door. Walsh asked "who's there?" The answer was "open in the King's name".
    In fear Tom Walsh opened the door and saw standing there a British officer. Instinctively Walsh lifted his hands above his head but the officer told him he need not fear as he did not mean to harm him. He
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    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Mason
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    An Pasáiste, Co. Phort Láirge
    Informant
    John Colfer
    Relation
    Unknown
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    c. 85
    Address
    An Pasáiste, Co. Phort Láirge