School: Convent of Mercy, Moville (roll number 9278)

Location:
Moville, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Sr. Celestine Clarke

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1119, Page 215

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picking up leaves of cabbages that the boys dropped.

Many years ago, on the shore at Moville in Co. Donegal, a number of young men were strolling about. It was a lovely evening in summer. After a time one of the men saw a ship with big white sails, sailing at some distance out from the shore.
The ship seemed rather old fashioned and strange-looking. The man who saw it called the attention of the other men to it, but only one of them could see it. The other men only laughed and said they saw nothing. But the two men who saw the strange-looking ship said they would go out to see it. So they got a boat and set out towards the ship but when they drew near it, it disappeared.

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Collector
Rita Mc Gowan
Gender
female
Address
Carnagarve, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Treacy
Gender
female
Address
Moville, Co. Donegal
Language
English