School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Location:
Laghy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Proinsias Mac Pháidín

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The Big Tide at Mullinasole

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 061

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Mullinasole is a little hamlet nestling in a cove at the entrance to the channel that leads up to the town of Donegal. Many years ago this little harbour war a very busy place. Little trading vessels called here regularly with their cargoes of grain for the many mills, which were then scattered over the parish of Drumholm. It was also a good fishing centre and could boast of a village of some thirty six houses, whose inmates were able to wrestle a fairly comfortable living from the deep.
In the year 1882 this village was almost completely washed away. It was in the month of August that disaster fell on the place. Without why cause whatever the tide began to rise and rise. Soon it

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Collector
Lena Connolly
Gender
female
Address
Mullanasole, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Ellen Likely
Gender
female
Age
over 70
Address
Mullanasole, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Mullanasole