School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

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The Landing of the French

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 021

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My father's great grandfather named William Lynn R.S.P was out fishing and he saw a very large ship coming towards him.

It was the French and they wanted to land in Kilcummin but their vessel was too large. So they lowered their vessel and came in to William Lynn's boat and he brought the crew ashore including General Humbert.
The tracks of their camps can be seen in the vicinity yet. A hundred years later his grand-daughter named Miss Maud Lyonne came to see the place where her grandfather landed. She came in August 1898.

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Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs A. Lynn
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English