School: Clanna Caoilte (B.) (roll number 12286)

Location:
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Síthe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0311, Page 232

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Doncadh Dubh was a highwayman who lived west of Rosscarbery many years ago. He was a bad wicked man who had no mercy for anyone. he was a tall, strong, ugly, wicked looking man. He robbed many people in West Cork.
He used to wear a thick black cloak over his shoulders and a pair of gaiters on his legs. He used to wear a black mask on his face and a large, wide black, hat. He used always hide his face with the mask.
He also had two other brothers

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Informant
Master Pat Galwey
Gender
male
Address
Carhoo, Co. Cork
Language
English
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Many local people are very proud of this great man whose name was once known all over the World and who left his humble home in Carrigroe to become famous in the U. S. A.