School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Heroes - Drowning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 36

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Chancery River flows west of Ballyvary. At one place, it runs parallel with the Castlebar-Ballyvary road. Now a high wall separates the river from the road. Grandmother, who died a year ago, often told me she remembered when that wall was built. It was only after a man, horse and cart were drowned in the river one dark Saturday night. The man was returning from Castlebar Market. I cannot remember who, she said the man was or where she said he was from.

Collector
Celine Warde
Gender
female
Address
Bellavary, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Language
English