Martin Gleeson's Children's Stories From Ireland - Children's Stories Net


 
 
Children's Stories Net
 
Free  Children's  Stories  by  Leading  Authors
 
  Home     Parents and Teachers     Submit your own Story     Contact Us   Share this Children's Stories Page on Face Book Share this Children's Stories Page on Twitter

 
Children's Stories Fropm Ireland
FREE
Children's Stories

 
  Stories  
 
 Free Story Access 
 
 Children's Stories BLOG 
 
 This Weeks Featured Story 
 
 Sheila Helliwell's Stories 
 
 Elliot's Amazing Adventures 
 
 Robert Parfett's Stories 
 
 Artie Knapp's Stories 
 
Terry Fitterer's Stories
 
 Paul Ray's Stories 
 
 Dennyk's Stories 
 
 Stories From Ireland 
 
 Rajeev Bhargava Stories 
 
 New Children's Stories  
 
 Children's Stories 
 
 Poems & Rhyming Stories 
 
 Longer Children's Stories 
 
 Children's Authors 
 
 Author Sheila Helliwell 
 
 Author Linda Farrelly 
 
 Author Joanne Hayle 
 
 Young Writer Awards 
 
 Children's Story Illustrators 
 

 

 
 
Children's Stories Library
 
 Children's Stories Library 
 
 

 
 
The Not So Wise Owl - Children's Rhyming Story Book
 
 The Not So Wise Owl 
 
 

 
 
Elliot's Amazing Adventures Children's Book
 
 Amazing Adventures Book 
 
 

 
 
Sponsor Children's Stories
 
 Sponsor Children's Stories 
 
 
 
 
 
The Three Pats
 
Reader Star Rating: Children's Story Star Rating
 

 
 
Childrens-Stories.net Terms of use: you may view online and freely print a single paper copy of the entire story page for your own personal domestic private use, individual qualified Teachers may also freely print additional paper copies for teaching purposes within their own educational establishment. Any other use is strictly prohibited without prior written consent by letter from us, please see the contact us button above.

 

Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Barry worked for a farmer at the top of the mountain.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
The farmer was very cruel. Barry had to work very hard and was given no pay.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
At night, he slept in a cow shed.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
During the winter, the heat from the cows kept him warm.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
One day, two geese went missing.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"You fool" shouted the farmer, "you will get no dinner tonight."
Then he beat Barry with a stick!
That night Barry decided to run away from the farm and to seek his fortune in the world.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
He ate berries along the way.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
After an hour Barry saw a man with great big eyes. "Good morning sir, and what are you doing?"
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"I am looking at a pimple on the leg of a spider, on the wing of a bird standing on a cow, on the other side of the glen" said the man.
"You have wonderful eyesight" said Barry, "you are very fortunate."
"I am not fortunate at all" replied the man, "I cannot find work anywhere."
"Barry is my name" said the boy, "I have run away from my master to seek my fortune, come with me."
"Pat the Eyes is my name" said the man, and away he went with Barry.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
After an hour they saw another man with great big cheeks, standing on the road.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
His mouth was open and he was blowing furiously.
"Good morning sir, and what are you doing?" asked Barry.
"I am turning that windmill at the top of the hill" answered the man.
"You have wonderful wind power" said Barry, "you are very fortunate."
"I am not fortunate at all" answered the man, "I cannot find work anywhere."
"Barry is my name" said the boy, "this is my friend, Pat the Eyes. I have run away from my master to seek my fortune. Come with us"
"Thank you, I will" said the man.
"Pat the Wind is my name."
And away he went with them.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
After an hour they reached the edge of a Wood.
They saw a man with great big arms tearing up oak trees.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"Good morning Sir, and what are you doing?" asked Barry.
"I am keeping myself fit" answered the man.
"You have wonderful power in your arms" said Barry.
"You are very fortunate."
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"I am not fortunate at all" answered the man, "I cannot find work anywhere."
"Barry is my name" said the boy.
"These are my friends, Pat the Eyes and Pat the Wind. I have run away from my master to seek my fortune, come with us.
"Thank you, I will" answered the man.
"Pat the Arms is my name." and he went away with them.
After an hour, Pat the Eyes stopped.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"I can see a big town ahead" he said. "Part of a castle has fallen into a river."
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Soldiers are nailing notices to the doors of the houses.
"Can you read the notices?" asked Barry.
"The notices say that the king will give as much gold as the person can carry to whoever saves his castle" answered Pat the Eyes.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"Let us go to that town" said Barry and the three men followed him without delay.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
When they reached the town they saw the king and his nobles.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"Save my castle, save my castle" shouted the king.
"But we cannot your majesty" replied the nobles.
Lightening had hit the castle the night before and a big piece of it had fallen into the river.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Everyone could see that the castle we about to fall down.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"My friends may be able to save your castle" Barry told the king.
"Start immediately" said the king, with hope in his eyes.
"If you save my castle I shall make you rich beyond your dreams. You will be able to buy anything that your heart desires."
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
First, Pat the Wind started blowing, he blew so hard that the water started to flow up the river.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
The Pat the Arms lifted up the piece of wall and repaired the castle.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
"You saved my castle, you saved my castle" cried the king and he danced with delight.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
He ordered his servants to prepare a feast for Barry and his three friends.
Barry, Pat the Eyes, Pat the Wind and Pat the Arms sat near the king. They were served the best of food and drink. The king and his nobles toasted their health again and again.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Barry and his friends spent the night in the castle.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
In the morning Barry found a big sack and filled it up with the king's gold.
The bag was very heavy, but Pat the Arms was able to carry it with ease.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Barry and his friends waved goodbye to the king and his nobles, as they set out on the road.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
After an hour of walking, Pat the Eyes looked back and said "I see the king giving orders to his soldiers to come after us. They are to kill us and bring back the bag of gold."
"We will be ready for them" said Barry.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Barry, Pat the Eyes and Pat the Arms stood behind Pat the Wind, waiting for the attack.
Soon the soldiers came along on their horses.
Pat the Wind took in a big breath of air.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Then he blew out, scattering the soldiers in all directions.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
As they lay all about on the ground, Barry warned the soldiers, "Go back to the king, tell him that if he ever tries to take the gold from us again, my friend will blow down his castle"
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
Then Barry and his three friends started walking again.
 
Children's Story: The Three Pats by Martin Gleeson
 
After much traveling they came across a big farm with a house for sale.
 
Right away they bought the farm and house.
There they lived happily together.
 

 

 

 

 


 
 
If you enjoyed this story, Martin has created many more (see further down), to register for more Free Stories please click below or click the Free Story Access button top left on this page.
 
  Click Here    to Register for more Free Stories.
 
 
Story Rating   Five Star Children's Story Rating System
 
If you've already registered please rate this story below from your own point of view. Click one of the radio buttons next to a star below and then enter your registered email address. You can only rate each story once.
Children's Story Rating System: GREY - Not Yet Rated Not Yet Rated
Children's Story Rating System: BLUE - You consider the story is OK You consider the story is OK
Children's Story Rating System: RED - You think the story is Good You think the story is Good
Children's Story Rating System: GREEN - You would Recommend the story You would Recommend the story
Children's Story Rating System: GOLD - The story is Outstanding The story is Outstanding
 
Children's Story Rating System - User Email      Enter your Registered Email eg: name@mail.com
 
  click button to rate story
Story star ratings shown (2 to 5 stars) are the average of all rating scores to date, these may not update immediately subject to browser and local cache settings, in some cases it may take a few hours.
 
About Martin
 
Martin is now a retired College Lecturer who enjoys writing and foreign travel with his wife, he occasionally writes for magazines.
 
While Martin's five children were growing up, he and his wife Carmel loved to tell the children stories.
 
Two of these special stories were Smut Fada (means long snout) and The Three Pats.
 
When Martin's grandchild Katie wanted to hear some stories, Martin sat down to write the spin-off stories.
 
Credit is due to Martin's eldest son Rory who provides story illustrations (Smut Fada).
 
Martin's youngest son Barry, was the original inspiration for boy called Barry in The Three Pats story, Barry now gives Martin technical help with his computer.
 
Martin's Stories
 
Here's a list of just some of Martin's stories which are rotated on this page one at a time and available to registered readers. The entire collection is available immediately to those registered for Unlimited Children's Stories (see Free Story Access above).
 
Major Feathers And Silver
Smut Fada Book 1 Tales From Ireland
Smut Fada finds a home
Madam Elly learns a lesson
Major Feathers and Silver
Norah and Snowy
Owen Catches a Thief
The Three Pats
Barry and the Pirates
Barry and the Wicked Dogs
Barry helps a Farmer
Barry helps a sick girl
Barry saves the village girls

 
 
Thanks for your interest and happy reading.
 

 
 

 

 © designed, created, hosted and managed by   WWW Support Services    (click for info)