School: Beann-chorr (roll number 13808)

Location:
Banagher, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tadhg Ó Hairt

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No Salmon in Lacken Bay or Cluanallaghan River - The Reason

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 325

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There is a river that flows between Carrowmore and Foghill. In years gone by it was a great river for salmon. A man named Mahon was fishing in the river one day, when a man walked up to him and said. "Are you catching much fish?." I have just got one," said the fisherman. "Give him to me " said the man.
The fisherman said the next one I will catch I will give him to you. The next one he caught was much larger than the first and the fisherman would not part with him.
So the man asked him for the third fish and the fisherman said

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Collector
Mary Mc Clane
Gender
female
Address
Ballygarry, Co. Mayo
Informant
Pat Mc Clane
Gender
male
Address
Ballygarry, Co. Mayo
Language
English