School: Inch Island

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

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Shipwreck

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 146

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In the War time a Ship was put down out side Lough Swilly in the year 1917. She was torpeoded by a submarine and about 90 dead bodies were washed ashore. There was 86 buried in Churchtown grave yard and 4 buried in Cockhill grave yard Buncranna.
There was another sailing yaught put down between Fahan pier and Inch and (there) three young boys were drowned. She was struck by a heavy squall of wind from the East.

Collector
Dan Doherty
Gender
male
Address
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Informant
Tommie Doherty
Gender
male
Address
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Language
English