School: Caisleán Nua (C) (roll number 15772)

Location:
Newcastle, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Staic

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Contests

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0079, Page 249

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There was no battle fought in this village but there was a field in which contests were fought. During these contests the two men always fought with stumps of sticks. Nearly every one around used to come to watch and there used always be an ambulance to take the two men to a home for their wounds to be looked after. There was however a very sad coincidence with these contests for a young man named Patrick Murphy of Monivea was fighting with a much older man, he received a very bad wound in the hand he had it dressed up, and it was quickly, healing when he fell one day and sprained it, and poisoned it and a month after he died from it at the age of twenty six.

Collector
Gertrude Curran
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Cappaghmoyle, Co. Galway
Informant
John Curran
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Cappaghmoyle, Co. Galway
Language
English