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

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

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A Swift Runner

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 285

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There was a swift runner living in Carrickerry. His name was Brian Connors. One day himself and a number of other men had a challenge in running. When they started the race one man hit Brian Connors and he ran out of the field altogether.
He never stopped running until he reached the barrack in Ardagh a distance of three miles in five minutes. He left Ardagh and ran to the Limerick Junction in five hours. He got into a train at the Limerick junction and he went across from Ireland to Wales in a ship. He returned home three months after.

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