Abstract: Story collected by Tom Fleming, a student at Tuairín Chathail (B.) school (Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry) from informant Michael Fleming.

Original reference: 0452/3/29

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A Story [duchas:4710420]

A Story.

Having the Anglo-Irish war a little cripple-boy kived with his mother. He felt very bad, as he could not go to fight for his country. Then one evening some of the I.R.A. men came into the house from the black-and-tans. When the little cripple boy saw the black-and-tans surroundung the house, he slipped out and walked along by the hedge, and when the Black-and-tands saw him, they tought he was an I.R.A. man, and they followed him and they followed through the hedge and killed him; and while they were following the cripple-boy the I.R.A. men espaped. 

Jon Fleming; 
Juneen Cahill
Co. Kerry 

Michael Fleming; age 62
Juneen Cahill
Co. Kerry

Origin information
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 262
Volume 0452
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Diarmuid Ó Cróinín.
Ireland--History--War of Independence, 1919-1921
War of independence--Cogadh na Saoirse
Informant location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0452/3/29

Suggested credit
"A Story"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Diarmuid Ó Cróinín.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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