School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Heroes - Swift Jumper

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 30

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John Lyons was a good jumper. He could jump fourteen feet in a flat jump and seven feet in a high jump. He was a son of Tom Lyons and was born in Lisgorman. He is in America now. He was about twenty-two years of age then. Pat Groarke and John Hall, neighbours, held the rope. My father told me this story.

Collector
Michael Foye
Gender
male
Address
Lisgormin, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English