School: Niall Mór (roll number 11843)

Location:
Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
B. Mac Niallghuis

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1039, Page 262

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There was an old man named Pat Dowds who lived where his daughter is living now in St Catherine's Road. This old man died at the age of one hundred and two years and it is said that he was the oldest man that died in the parish of Killybegs for the past century.

There was an old man named Pat Dowds who lived where his daughter is living now in St Catherine's Road. This old man died at the age of one hundred and two years and it is said that he was the oldest man that died in the parish of Killybegs for the past century. He was a fisherman and he reared his family on what he earned in fishing. It is said that he wore shoes made by five generations of the Kenny shoemakers. They were the son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and the great great grandfather. This old man died about six years ago here in the town of Killybegs. It is said that he used to go about just as he always did during his life up until the time of his death.

Collector
Moira Molloy
Gender
female
Address
Drumbeagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Molloy
Gender
female
Address
Drumbeagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English