School: Borris-in-Ossory (Convent) (roll number 7442)

Location:
Buiríos Mór Osraí, Co. Laoise
Teacher:
Sr. Patrick
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0829, Page 202

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  1. Timothy Bergin, Mountfad, Ballybrophy, Leix, was a great musician; people say that he could play any kind of a musical instrument; he could even make songs and verses of every kind. People used to visit his house to hear him sing and play music together.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhairí (~1)
      1. pearsana stairiúla (~5,068)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Dilly Bergin
    Gender
    Female
    Informant
    A. Bergin
    Gender
    Unknown
    Address
    Cluain an Ghoidínigh, Co. Laoise
  2. Jack Sweeney, Killadooley, Ballybrophy, Leix, was a great Irish step-dancer and poteen maker and used to make presents of it to his friends and neighbours.
    John Bergin, Clonagooden, Borris-in-Ossory was a famous runner and jumper and boxer; he used to compete in racing and always came home with some prize.
    Dan Bergin same address was a famous story-teller; crowds used to sit round his fireside to listen to his old tales of great men of the past or ghost stories.
    Mrs. Mary Delaney, Garon McConly used to go
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