School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Local Heroes - A Strong Man

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 22

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My father told me that Bill Carney of Straide was a strong man. He was a young man twenty years ago. He is now dead. He often went to Aitkins of Bohola to throw weights and practise other games to test his strength with that of other boys. He used to throw half a hundred weight into a loft. He was always known to be stronger that any of the boys in the district, and many others who were regarded as strong men tried to beat him but he was never beaten in throwing weights.

Collector
Sara Hall
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English