School: An Pasáiste Thoir (C.), Port Láirge

Passage East, Co. Waterford
Clare, Bean Uí Eachthigheirn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0652, Page 282

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  1. Fifty years ago when sailing ships were trading to Waterford, the fishermen of Passage had many an exciting experience rescuing the sailors of ships that were lost in the Harbour. Sad to relate on one or two occasions the fishermen in their small boats were unable to render assistance owing to storms.
    One very stormy night a ship owned in the North of Ireland called the Donegal, ran into this Harbour for shelter. The night was so stormy that the lights in the Harbour were obscured with the sea and sleet.
    The following morning the wreck of the ship was seen in a big cave just below Creaden-Head. Everyone on board the ship was lost. Some time afterwards four fishermen from Passage (three of them are still living John Dunphy, William Elliott and James Kirby,) were fishing close to the place where this ship was lost.
    The night was dark but
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)
    Philomena Walsh
    Passage East, Co. Waterford
    Joseph Walsh