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 23

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Martin Sheridan was born on Bohola, C. Mayo, in the seventies. He was the champion weight-thrower of the world. He was a policeman in New York. He used to take a 1/2 curt weight in his hand and throw it very far. He broke the record in Ballina in 1907.

Collector
Michael Foye
Gender
male
Address
Lisgormin, Co. Mayo
Language
English