School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

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Bean Uí Chorcoráin

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An Old Story about Lord Gormanston

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 460

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An old story about Lord Gormanston 15:6:'38

Betty Connolly, Dublin St., Balbriggan.
These facts told to me by Miss Wade, Market Green, Balbriggan.
Many years ago the the only means of traveling were by mail coaches or on horseback Lord Gormanston and ancestor of the present Lord Gormanstwon was returning from Dublin on horseback. His horse grew tired a short distance outside Balbriggan at a place locally known as the "Cuckoo" or the "Bear". At the time an hotel or inn stood on this spot. Now this was an hotel of bad repute and any people were traced as far as it but were never after heard of.
However Lord Gormanston went in and booked a bed for the night. After supper he was shown to his room. When he was left alone he began pondering over the bad name the hotel had. He sat at the fire for a long time. It would appear he was rather nervous of going to bed. In the end he made up his mind to rest on the bed which stood in the corner of the room. As he went over near the bed

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Collector
Betty Connolly
Gender
female
Address
Dublin Street, Co. Dublin
Informant
Ms Wade
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Language
English