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

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

Filter stories

/ 394 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Cill Cruain (C) | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 332

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

(continued from previous page)

His name was Peter Griffin. He was able to carry a sack of oats which was two and a half curts in weight up a ladder which was twenty ft high in a mill.

Told by Michael Larkin (60 years), Trainboy, Ballymoe

James Hanley, Farm was able to jump a river which was twenty seven ft wide.
John McDermott, Brackla, and James Morgan, Farm were able to throw a hundred-weigh eighteen feet.

Tim Grady was able to jump fifteen feet high and he was able to catch a hare by running after him.
Jim Leary, Kilbeg, was able to lift two half hundred of flour in each hand over his head and then hit his two hands together.