School: Inch Island

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 111

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There was a drowning disater in Lough Swilly about 11 years ago. There were three boys out for a Sail in a boat on Sunday evening, they were crossing to Fahan for a pleasure trip, and they got into difficulties in the Channel with their boat tried to pull up the sail and it stuck somehow and the boat capsized and the tree boys were flung into the tide and a few hours later the boys were gone.
There dead bodies were got three hours later after the tragedy. The worst thing was the mothers of the boys were

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Collector
Mae Durnin
Gender
female
Address
Moress, Co. Donegal
Informant
Joe Durnin
Gender
male
Age
67
Address
Moress, Co. Donegal
Language
English