We walked 3.5 miles each way to and from School and 4 miles to Sunday School which was an
hour prior to the Service which my parents attended, conveyed by Pony and Trap, so we did
get transport home.
In order to get a "Higher Education School' in Enniskillen I went into Lodgings
at age 12. My Sister, 6 years older, boarded with my Grandmother in Ballinamallard and
travelled by Train to and from Enniskillen. But when she got Work in Enniskillen she
joined me and we shared a bed in my lodgings.
Yes Shank's Pony needed no grass, hay or meal, and sometimes wore no shoes or socks!