School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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Local Heroes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 282

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Local Heroes.
14-12-'37
There were two strong men living in this district long ago. The names of these men were Thomas Lane, Ballyloghane, Newcastle West, and James Galvin, Ballyloghane, Newcastle West. One day these two men had a challenge about lifting a stone. The stone was thirty stone weight, and each of them found they could lift it.
Then they put another stone that was one-stone weight. Then they tried to lift the stones one upon the other. James Galvin lifted them but Thomas Lane failed. They were also famous for lifting sacks of grain and for throwing weights.
Written by :- Mary Healy,
Ballyine,
Newcastle West.
Told by - My father aged 65 yrs.

Collector
Mary Healy
Gender
female
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Language
English