School: Garrdha na Cailce (Garnakilla) (roll number 15418)

Location:
Garrán na Caoilce, Co. Thiobraid Árann
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Riain
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0543, Page 039

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0543, Page 039

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  1. This is how King James got to France. He was up in the north of Ireland and was attacked by orange men. Then he fled to the South to Waterford. He came to a public house in Cappaquin. He called at the door of William Murphy's house. William got up and spoke to him very roughly. King James came in and William Murphy said "I am very sorry I spoke so roughly." King James asked him to cook a rasher. When he had eaten the rasher he said "How will I get over to France.
    Michael Murphy was in bed and he had planned in his mind how to get him over. He got a match box and the king to get into it quickly. King James leaped in as quickly as he could and took a bottle of whiskey with him to drink.
    A knock came to the door and Michael
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mike Bourke
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    78
    Address
    Seithe Bhreighe, Co. Thiobraid Árann