School: St Garvan's, Rathmullen

Location:
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus P. Mac Eiteagáin

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Sea Disaster

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1089, Page 34

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Once upon a time a family from Leathardan whose names was Ferry was out fishing in Lough Swilly. When they were out fishing a storm arose. There were four men in the boat and when they were coming home the wind started to blow from the north and the boat was tumbled over. The father and son drowned and the other two held to the boat until they were saved by a coal boat. When the boat was tumbled one of the man caught his father who was drowned. They were taken to Rathmullen by the coal boat.

Collector
Joe Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Mary Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Language
English