School: Beanntraighe (B.) (roll number 15135)

Location:
Bantry, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Dr. Mac Carrthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0281, Page 057

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of the Bay so as to be near the sea for fishing and trading purposes.

To the south west of this town and about a mile from it is a farm called Clais Dubh. it is situated in a hollow and between two hills and a stream runs through it. The land at both sides of the stream slopes towards it. The grass that grows on those slopes, which are somewhat wet is of a blackis colour.
The place probably gets its name from Clais a hollow or trench and Dubh which means black.

"The Soldier's Hole" is the name of a certain salmon hole in the Coomhola River. Long ago it is said that there was an English soldier fishing in the hole and, while he was hauling in a salmon he slipped and fell into the middle of the water. The hole was very deep and he got tangled in the line in such a way that he could not swim, so he got drowned, and ever since the place in the river is called

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Collector
Patrick Cronin
Gender
male
Address
Bantry, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr John Daly
Gender
male
Address
Coomhola River, Co. Cork
Language
English