School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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Not very long ago about half a mile from Ballyvaughan...

Told to me by my father
James Droney,
Bellharbour,
Co Clare
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

Collector
Chris Droney
Gender
male
Informant
James Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English