School: Cill Cruain (C) (roll number 11187)

Location:
Ballyglass South, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Brighid Ní Náradaigh, Cáit Bean Uí Standúin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 330

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This man knew Andy Lavan from Co Mayo who was able to lift a lintle of iron weighing seven curts. He used to rise it two feet of the ground. This same man was able to catch a hare by running after him. Also he was able to throw a stone two hundred yards from where hed be standing, and he could also mow two acres of oats in the one day with a sythe.

Mrs. Hussey who lived in Cloonlaragh carried two curts of oat meal on her back from Castlerea to her own house in Cloonlaragh.
Mrs Brennan wife of John Brennan said that she heard of a man who lived in her village Tubber. He was Michael Fahey and he lived there about fifty years ago. In one day he mowed two and a half acres of oats. This man was able to wrestle any man in the parish.

Collector
Mary Joe Nolan
Gender
female
Informant
John Brennan
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Knockogonnell, Co. Galway
Language
English