Scoil: An Gleantán, Lombardstown

Suíomh:
An Gleanntán, Co. Chorcaí
Múinteoir:
Tomás Ó Colmáin

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A Local Hero

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0362, Leathanach 208

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Ar an leathanach seo

About fifty years ago there lived in this locality a Chimney Sweep named Tommie Prendergast about five feet in height and an unnatural width, shaped somewhat like a barrel, and not a time in his life did he wear boots. A person could always track him along the road as he had very broad but short feet.
His clothing consisted of a white trousers, a white cloak wrapped about him and a little skull-cap on his head.
He used to visit the farmers' houses occasionally to clean the chimneys. When the children would see him coming they would run from him.
The people had a special dish for him to eat out of. He would eat a dozen eggs and a large cake of bread for a meal.
He was drowned while crossing the river Blackwater near Gortmore.

Bailitheoir
T. Sheehan
Seoladh
An Briotás, Co. Chorcaí
Faisnéiseoir
Mr J. Sheehan
Gaol
duine gaolta (nach tuismitheoir ná seantuismitheoir)
Inscne
fireann
Aois
65
Seoladh
Mala, Co. Chorcaí
Teanga
Béarla