School: Baile Dubh, Caisleán Ghriaire (roll number 15844)

Location:
Ballyduff, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Séaghdha

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The Murder of Edmund Crean

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0431, Page 003

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Less than two hundred years ago there lived in Cluain Siorrach a man named Ned Crean. He was an ancestor of Miss McCarthy Teacher in this school being her grandfather's granduncle. He married a Moriarty girl from Mullough and they settled down in Leath Taoibh in the Ballyferriter district where he made his living as a wheelright. They had two sons and both of them were in their early teens when the terrible event occured which I am going to write.

Ned Crean was getting along fairly well. He never suspected that his wife wanted to get rid of him and marry another man. The man she wanted to marry was a man named Lovett who lived in the neighbourhood. This Lovett possessed more means than Ned Crean and both he and Mrs Crean had long made up their minds to murder the poor wheelright. This opportunity came. One evening after a days outing in Dingle Ned Crean told his wife that he would go to bed as he was feeling very tired. As he stopped to take off his boots and

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Collector
Mary Greany
Gender
female
Address
Liscarney, Co. Kerry
Informant
Miss Mc Carthy
Gender
female
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Ballyduff, Co. Kerry
Language
mixed