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- In the old Land League days when the Land Lords owned all the land, an old woman named Mrs Patrick Gormley walked from her home in Cummeen in Co Roscommon to the Co Cork to get her rent reduced. It took her three days to go and come back.
Another man named Michael Gormley of Cummeen walked to a fair in Roscommon and carried a young calf home on his back, in a cleeve.Great mowers
Bernard Neary of Tanseyfield Elphin was able to mow two acres of meadow in the day. He used to earn his living his by mowing and could keep at it the whole season.
John Beirne of Carrowkeel was able to mow an acre and a half in the day.
Brian Dowd of Cummeen Elphin is able to mow one acre every day that he goes out.Dancers
Paddy Monaghan of Drummullin Elphin was a noted step dancer. He was very fond of it and could dance any time that he was asked. One day that the station was called to his house, he went to Ned(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.