School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 132

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People in this district still speak of a former movement called "moonlighting" being carried on, on a large scale in this area in the year 1882 or thereabouts.
Several men were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment for having a "hand" in the movement or being suspected of having.
Among those sentenced were Patrick Cronin of Toor. Dan and Mick Galvin and Con Mc Auliffe also of Creggane who were sentenced for moonlighting a house owned by Brigid Linnane which was situated inside the ditch of the road opposite "Batemans" gate.

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Collector
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Gender
male
Informant
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English