School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Heroes - Swift Runners

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 25

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John Bourke, who lived in Swinford, could run a three mile. He could do it in a quarter of an hour.

Pat Staunton and James Bierne started to run a four mile race in Balla but James won the race.
Anthony Griffin of Swinford could catch a hare by running after him. He could catch a rabbit quite easily.

Collector
Teresa Hyland
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Language
English