School: Donabate (B.)

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

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A Murder in the Naul

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 305

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Years gone past people came to the conclusion that there was a murder committed in the Naul Co. Dublin. It was suspected (that) (one) because one morning a man going to the Dublin market with vegetables from the Burrow Portrane. On his way he met a man with what seemed to be the body of a man on the horse's back. The horse's feet were muffled with clothes so that the horse would not be heard trotting.
Later in the evening the man (going) who went to the market that morning came home and told his friends of what he had seen on his way to the market. The people believed that it was the body of the man was murdered in the Naul.
Next day a search was made, and to their

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Collector
William Tierney
Gender
male
Informant
Mr A. Davis
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
The Brook, Co. Dublin
Language
English