School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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A Famous Man

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 338

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A Famous Man
This district was noted for its famous men long ago.
James Ryan, Ballyslateen, was the champion jumper of the world in 1898. he was a national teacher.
His brother John Ryan, Ballycarron, was born in Ballyslateen and bought his present farm from Davitt. It belonged to the Ballycarron estate.
James Ryan was famous at the hight jump and pole jump, he did six feet four inches in 1898. He died at a very early age.

Collector
Ellen Ryan
Gender
female
Address
Kilnacask Lower, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr Matt Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Kilnacask Lower, Co. Tipperary
Language
English