School: Teampall Mhuire

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

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The Lacken Drowning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 084

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On the twenty-eight of October in 1928 there were nine men drowned in Lacken. The night being very fine they thought of no harm, so they set out to danger.

Their names are Anthony Gouldrick, Thomas Gouldrick, Thomas Lynnot, Anthony Kearney, Patrick Kearney, Anthony Collickan, Michael Kearney, and two other Gouldricks.
They were about a mile out to sea when the wind rose of a sudden. They did not heed it at first because they they thought that it was a fairy breeze, but they were wondered when it did not cease so they began to pull towards home, but the wind instead of blowing them toward

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Collector
May Killeen
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Killeen
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English