Scoil: An Gleantán, Lombardstown

An Gleanntán, Co. Chorcaí
Tomás Ó Colmáin

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An old lady a widow, who lived at Shanavoher, Glantane, Mallow, Co. Cork and died about forty years ago, told me the following story:-
"About the year 1884 I took charge of a grandson of mine and brought him here to live with me. He was then about six years old and had a toy cart which he used to draw around the kitchen floor.
One day I had some clothes in a bastable boiling over the fire. I took up the bastable and was searching for a stick with which to take the clothes out and put them in the wash-tub. The child, when drawing his card, was walking backwards and, not seeing the bastable; fell backwards into the boiling water.
I at once pulled him out. He was wearing petticoats only and I pulled them off as quickly as I could, and placed him face downwards in the bed which was in a room off the kitchen.
I then ran out to the field behind the house and brought in in my apron the first fresh cow-dung I met, and covered with it every part of the child's skin that

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T. Coleman
Mrs Mc Auliffe