School: Scoil na mBráthar, An t-Ósbuidéal (roll number 6543)

Location:
Hospital, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
An Br. S. Ó Hannracháin, Eamon Ó Grainséin

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Portbeg

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0514, Page 390

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Portbeg
One day my uncle and I went to clean out the well in Portbeg. He said that it would be time to clean it out. Portbeg was owned by the Earl of Kenmare, but in 1921, the land was bought by my grandfather. We tackled the horse and car, and drove away to Portbeg. We began digging. About one o'clock in the day my uncle struck something hard with the shovel. He dug it up, and we saw it was some class of a hatchet. We dug away, and we dug up two teeth.
We came home in the evening, and we put the hatchet and the two teeth into a box and sent them to the Museum. Two days later we got an answer that the two teeth were two Elk's teeth, and the hatchet was an axe of the stone age. It is said that Portbeg was a port for ships.
Told to William Davern
By Patrick O'Connell,
Hospital,
Co. Limerick.

Collector
William Davern
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick O' Connell
Gender
male
Address
Hospital, Co. Limerick
Language
English