Tag: 1938

More Tales from the Schoolroom

Back in March 1938, the children of Lisacul were given “Travelling Folk” as an essay title. Here’s one of them. Isn’t the handwriting beautiful? Travelling Folk The people of this district in ancient times were always noted for their hospitality and kindness to strangers, beggars and travelling folk who chanced to pass the way. A stranger …

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Tales from the Schoolroom

I’ve been rummaging about in the Heritage cupboard and found some wonderful essays from March 1938 (the “year of the Munich bother” for anyone familiar with Kavanagh) by the children of the local national school. Here is one on Fairy Forts that moves very quickly from factual to spine-chilling. I wonder who “the boys” were and how …

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