School: Clochar na Toirbhirte, Bun an tSábhairne, Corcaigh

Location:
Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Teacher:
An tSr. Caitríona

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Drake's Pool

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0391, Page 037

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Sir Francis Drake in 1589, having a small squadron of five ships of War, was chased into Cork Harbour, by a superior fleet of Spaniards; he ran into Crosshaven and moored his ships behind the shelter of Currabinny hill in a safe basin now called Drake's Pool. The Spaniards sailed up the harbour of Cork and were surprised not to see the ships they had just before chased into it; thus, having missed their prey, they returned without doing Sir Francis the least harm. Ever since the place has been called Drake's Pool.

Collector
Miss Mary Curtain
Gender
female
Age
15
Occupation
pupil
Address
Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr D. Curtain
Gender
male
Age
circa 60
Address
Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Language
English
Location
Drake's Pool