School: Cushatrough (roll number 14986)

Location:
Cushatrough, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Ghoilidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 378

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There was a copper mine being worked in Árd Oileán about eighty years.

There was a copper mine being worked in Árd Oileán about eighty years (ago). There was a tunnel built under the sea out as far as the Cabrachaí - sunken rocks between Árd Oileán and Shark. They noticed the tunnel caving in so they left it and no lives were lost. There was a house on the north of the island where miners used to live in but there is only one gable of it standing now.

Collector
Feichín Breathnach
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male
Informant
Pádhraig Breathnach
Gender
male
Language
English