School: Firies (B.) (roll number 15945)

Location:
Fieries, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Mainchín

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The Unknown Soldier

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0460, Page 393

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1 Kevin Horgan
2 Molahiffe Firies
3 12 1/2 years
4 School pupil
28.1.'36

The Unknown Soldier.
In Molahiffe Churchyard there is a grave where a soldier is buried. He was shot in Ballymacelligott in 1918. Four I.R.A soldiers' brought him trough the field to bury him. They called to the caretaker named Duggan and asked him for the key to open the gate. When they had him buried they went away. Some boys' went around the Churchyard when they came to the grave they looked in it and they saw the soldier. He was fresh and he wore a green uniform a gaiters. One of his boots is beginning to rot. The mystery of the corpse is still to be solved.

Collector
Kevin Horgan
Gender
male
Age
over 12
Address
Fieries, Co. Kerry
Language
English