School: Teampall Mhuire

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

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Bridges

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 041

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There were many wooden bridges over rivers long ago. Now we can only see some some bars of iron where they were. There was a wooden bridge straight in front of Mr. M. Rogers house Palmerstown, Killala.

There was another bridge across Palmerstown River down form Mr. Booyles, LonRoe, Killala, where two girls from Killala were milking drowned. They were coming from Killala for milk to some house in LonRoe. One of them fell in and the other tried to save her. The flood was so strong that it swept both of them away. Their names were: Annie Coyne R. S. P.

Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Michael Rogers
Relation
not a relative
Gender
male
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English