School: An Cheapach (roll number 14508)

Location:
Cappagh, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seosamh G. Ó Cléirigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0046, Page 0106

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From the earliest times to the second week of January 1909, there was a vast tract of bogland along the eastern slope of Mount Mary. This bog was known as Monagierafinn.
On the Sunday night of the second week, there was a very heavy rainfall which caused flooding in many districts. On this particular evening, the people living convenient to the bog, noticed an unusually large flood, diappearing through a subterranean passage, hitherto unknown in the district. Later on in the night, unnatural sounds were heard coming from the bog. Some boys returning from a dance in the vicinity grew alarmed on hearing such weird rumbling sounds which grew louder and louder. As if moved by divine inspiration, they went around and roused the sleepy villagers in that valley near Kilmore with some difficulty

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Collector
Seosamh G. Ó Cléirigh
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Address
Ballygar, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Walshe
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Cappagh, Co. Galway
Language
English