School: Grange (roll number 3759)

Location:
Grange, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Tomás de Búrca

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A Shipwreck at Streedagh Bay, Co. Sligo

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0155, Page 128

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About two hundred years ago a ship was wrecked at Streedagh Point which is about two and a half miles form Grange Co.Sligo . This boat is supposed to have been a tourist boat from England.
It was a stormy night and the boat was driven against the Point by the storm.
When the boat struck the Rocks of the Point the passengers and crew, with the excepption of one man who remained on the ship, clambered up on the rocks and tried to reach land. But they fell into a hole between tow rocks and were drowned.
During the night the waves was he the boat upon the shore where it sank in the sand . Then when the tide went out the man who remained on the ship got

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Collector
Kathleen Mc Gowan
Gender
female
Address
Streedagh, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mr Michael Mac Gowan
Gender
male
Age
circa 75
Address
Streedagh, Co. Sligo
Language
English