School: Donabate (B.)

Location:
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
L. Ó Briain

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A Story from Corballis

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 301

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About 50 years ago a person by the name of Ellen Murray was walking along the strand on a cold and stormy day. She noticed a ship coming in. The tide was full in and the rocks were hidden from sight. She waved at the crew to turn back because she knew where the rocks were. The men on board the ship took her advice and tried to turn back but the wind took it out and it got stuck ion the sand. The ship could not float any more. Some time after the coast guards arrived and they tried to fire the rockets but the failed to get a line across the ship. Some time after they brought the men on board ashore with boats. Mr Johnny Smyth bought the cargo and the ship. He could only

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Collector
Richard Neville
Gender
male
Occupation
pupil
Informant
Mrs Ellen Murray
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Age
91
Language
English