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 37

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My mother was telling me about a ship called the "Saldanha". She was an English man-o'-war.
The "Saldanha" was lost early in December in the year 1811. She left Rathmullan late in the evening with 300 navy-man on board. Then when she was near Port-Salon a terrible storm arose. They were all drowned except one man. He swam to Stockers Shore and died on dry land.

Collector
K. O' Hanlon
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs E. O' Hanlon
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Language
English