School: Inch Island

Location:
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pádraig S. Mac Fhinn

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Boat Wreck

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 108

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Boat Wreck.
In the year 1894 a man named Thomas McLaughlin and his son was employed boating up sand to build the Cathedral in Letter-kenny. It was a calm evening when he left Rathmullan with a cargo of sand but he had his boat over loaded.My great uncle Patrick Green was standing watching the boat from Benalt. When he was passing Drum-boe point a heavy storm arose. He fought with the storm two hours and at the end his boat went down and the both was drowned. The son was got a week later but the father was never got.
Pupil. Hugh McGinley
Told by David McGinley
Castle Quarter, Inch.

Collector
Hugh Mc Ginley
Gender
male
Informant
David Mc Ginley
Gender
male
Address
Castlequarter, Co. Donegal
Language
English