School: Caimthír (Camphire), Ceapach Chuinn (roll number 15129)

Location:
Camphire, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Nóra Bean Uí Chradóig

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0636, Page 326

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in the parish of Cappoquin also mowed four acres in one day.
Great Swimmers.
Garret Roche swam from Villierstown to Youghal, a distance of thirteen miles.
Denid Hannigan, Bridane, Lismore was a great swimmer. he could go down under the water and stay for as long as you would ask him.

Swift Runners :- Noel O'Donnell of Lismore competed at Lismore Marathon Race against an O'Keeffe. They ran a distance of eight miles in three-quarters of an hour. Noel O'Donnell won.
Race between human beings and horses :- Pat O'Keeffe ran from Lismore to Waterford against a horse. The owner of the horse thought surely his horse would win - but O'Keeffe beat him to Waterford.

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Informant
Mícheál Ó Loingsigh
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
54
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Camphire, Co. Waterford
Language
English