School: Scoil na mBráthar, Tráighlí

Location:
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An Br. Breathnach

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The Peddlar's Lake

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0440, Page 179

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Away back in 1800 when England was at war with France, there was a coast-guard station in a wild remote part of Kerry called Minard a few miles from the village of Aunascal. At that time French and Spanish smugglers haunted the coast of Ireland and it was the coast-guards duty to watch and prevent this smuggling on the Irish coast. Their pay was coming from the English Government so irregularly that they closed their eyes on the smugglers and often made a bit of money by taking a hand in their work. This was the

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Collector
Gerald Griffin
Gender
male
Informant
Mr Tom Kerrins
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Caheranne, Co. Kerry
Language
English
Location
Lough Doon