School: Cluain an Iubhair (roll number 15213)

Location:
Cloonanure, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Háinlighe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0187, Page 466

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Mr Peter Grey, whose address was Cloonticarn, Gurteen, Ballymote was an old Fenian in the penal days. He was renowned for his whistling and dancing. One day he was in Ballymote, and he was arrested by the Yoemen. Those men walked Grey through the town, and every nine steps he would go the "cat a nine tails" was used on him.
The Yoemen continued this till they cut the flesh off him. Grey then leaped up on a cart and danced a horn - pipe. Afterwards he was trans -

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Collector
Jennie Scanlon
Gender
female
Address
Clooneagh, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mr John Scanlon
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
53
Address
Clooneagh, Co. Sligo
Language
English