School: Grange (roll number 3759)

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

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A Fishing Disaster at Procklis, Co. Donegal

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0155, Page 130

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About 150 years ago there was a great herring fishery at a place called Prucklish (Bruckless Bay tragedy 11 Feb 1813) in Co. Donegal , and fishing boats from all parts of Connaught and Donegal went there to fish herring.
Every morning when the boats would come ashore , during the herring fishing, an old woman would come and ask herring from the men. She came so often that the men grew tired of her. One morning , after the boats came in , she asked the herring as usual.
The Donegal fishermen refused to give her the fish but a party of fishermen from Streedagh near Grange , Co Sligo gave her some.
She went home saying that the Donegal men would not

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