School: Cnoc an Dúin (B.) (roll number 11376)

Location:
Forthill, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Connachtáin

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A Storm

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0161, Page 254

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A Storm

A storm arose in Sligo in the year 1885 in January. The water arose 15 feet above the level of the banks. It was a nor west wind. A drudge boat owned by Mr Best was blown to the long banks at Rosses Point.
The Sligo Harbour flats, and lighters were all broken against a wall.
Big logs of pitch pine were seen floating on the water. An old man named Daniel Flanagan stayed in his house, and it full of water because of a purse he had. A man risked his live to save him. A man named Crystal was drowned, and the spot where he was drowned is called Crystals spot.
Pat Scanlon
Barrack St. Sligo

Collector
Pat Scanlon
Gender
male
Address
Barrack Street, Co. Sligo
Informant
Patrick Scanlon
Gender
male
Address
Barrack Street, Co. Sligo
Language
English