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

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

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Williamstown, Co Galway who was able to swim with his toe in his mouth and his hand on his head.

In this village-Kilcooley in recent years three men showed themselves very brave heroes. On a windy day when everything was as dry as snuff a fire broke out in a swarth belonging to a man named Rushe. One the ditch separating his land from another farm a fine rick of turf had been almost on fire save for three neighbouring men- Martin Collins (Jnr) Kilcooley, John Tobin, Ballyglass and Martin Egan Ballyglass who fought the flames with the utmost bravery for three long hours. When that time was accomplished the fire was dead and not one sod of the man's turf caught fire. The owner of the turf who is Martin Collins Snr nicknamed Durken was very grateful as the turf is the most necessary thing in the home and is a thing very hard to rear.

Collector
Mary Joe Nolan
Gender
female
Address
Kilcooley, Co. Galway
Informant
John Kelly
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Kilcooley, Co. Galway
Language
English