School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 105

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the "windy night" you could get the pension by producing a son or daughter fifty years of age.

About eighty years ago there was a great flood. It was on the Lammas Fair Day. The people could hardly get home from the fair with the big floods. The flood was that big on Straths river, it was a foot deep on the road. The men and woman had to paddle through it coming from the fair.
There was a man and woman coming from the fair and they were from a place called the "Ilies" in Buncrana parish, and their names were Ned O'Doherty and Susan MacDaid, and they had to cross a bridge, and they were drowned.
There was a windy night about forty five years ago. The roof of every thatch house was blown.

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Informant
Mr John Nelson
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Carndoagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English