School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0482

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There was a man drowned in the lake of Lough a Croidhe and when he was drowned his heart was seen floating on the water and this is the way Lough a Croidhe got its name.

There was a drowning in the district down at Trága Dhuidé one Sunday evening when a man named James Kerr went out swimming with the local sergeant of Dromore West. He was a good swimmer and had been swimming along the local coast for years. A fortnight afterwards his body was got but it was unrecognisible.
In the year 1921 the Guards barrack and the coast guard's station were burned and nothing remains at present only the walls.

Collector
Seoirse Mac Seáin
Gender
male
Address
Barnacoghil, Co. Sligo
Informant
Seoirse Mac Seáin
Gender
male
Age
57
Address
Barnacoghil, Co. Sligo
Language
English