School: Ballybunion Convent (roll number 13233)

Location:
Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An tSr. Aodán

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0400, Page 179

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In those days there were factions. One faction would have a number of men and the other would have the same number. There lived two factions, the Cooleens and the Lawlors who were always fighting. Some of the Cooleens came from as far away as Ardfert to Ballyeigh strand, Ballybunion, on a Sunday some time about the 24th June. Horseracing was held on the strand always on the 24th June and those are the races that are held in Listowel at present. "George Sands" was the man who removed them in 1859 because he was struck on the strand. The cause of the fight was - a hurling match was held there and each

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Collector
Teresa O Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Griffin
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry
Language
English