Told to me by my father
48 years of age.
Not very long ago about a half a mile from Ballyvaughan there lived an old man named Johnnie Moroney. He lived in a small house on the side of a hill. He was so lively that he was able to jump his own house.
He used to go up to the top of the hill behind the house every morning and take a run and leave his hand on the thatch and jump the house. Ho one would believe it until the people saw him doing it. He was able to lift a half hundred with his teeth and leave it up on the table, and he was able to jump nine feet seven inches in a high jump. He was very strong also.
Chris Droney 24th November 1937