School: Sliabh na Cille (roll number 14513)

Location:
Slievenakilla, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0206, Page 259

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There were two men named Reed and Anderson out fishing in Lake Allen in 1897. Their boat was upset and they were drowned. They were Englishmen who were having a holiday in the vicinity of the lake. After nine weeks the bodies were recovered.
A man named Myles Comiskey of Aughrim, Ballinaglera fell into the Yellow River and was drowned.
Feely Longhlin of Aughrim, Ballinaglea was bathing in "turn-hole" in the Yellow River and was drowned.
Owen Rarly and his wife of Aughrim were drowned in the Yellow River. For a full account of this accident see pages 1-4 of this book.
A man named McTague of Cornamuckla, was drowned while bathing in Lake Allen. A boy named Guckian was drowned in Lake Allen a few years ago.

About fifty years ago Peter McGovern's house in Slievenakilla was burned. The people were saved and Peter McGovern and his family went away to America.