School: Drummullan (roll number 13829)

Drummullin, Co. Roscommon
Séamus Mac Oirealla
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0249, Page 318

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    There was once a named Peter Oates of Cummeen in the parish of Elphin. He was very fond of drink...

    There was once a man named Peter Oates of Cummeen in the parish of Elphin. He was very fond of drink. One day he went to town with an ass and cart, in which there was a goat. He got drunk and stayed in town until late at night. When the ass found himself left alone, he returned home. Some of the good boys that were going rambling saw the ass and knew what had happened took the ass from under the cart. Then they took the wheels from under the cart and carried all into the man's house and put it together again. When the man returned home late at night, he spent a long time trying to get out the donkey and cart. But he couldn't understand how he got in, until he got sober.
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    James Gormley
    Commeen, Co. Roscommon