School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Gort na dTíobh Thiar, Co. na Gaillimhe
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 138

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 138

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    of years, and at last the boss died, and was not buried for a few days.
    The day of the funeral the Irishman pretended to be very sorry after the boss and started crying. He used to cry "ora wora" "what will I do my master is dead." Every other farmer that used to go in used to give him the price of a drink a shilling or two. Now and again he used to cry out "Ora muide eide na cudach sin gur raibh airgead uile agaibh" and they thought it was sincere regret, but it meant "What happened him may happen the rest of ye and then I will be able to pay my rent and rates."
    As they were trying to console him worse he was crying.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.